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new versus established in multi-specialty clinics

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    I work in a multi-specialty practice of Fam Med, OBGYN, OCC Med, Walk-in-clinic opened 7 days-a-week, Rheumatology. If a patient is seen in the walk-in-clinic as a new patient and this patient is needing to be seen in Family Medicine, would this patient be an established or a new patient since Fam Med is a different clinic? Would this be the same in all the clinics.

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    If the TIN (tax ID) is the same, established pt EM.
    If the clinics have different TIN (tax ID), then New EM if documented is okay.
    Hope this helps.

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