It all depends on the notes. Remember that it takes at least 2 out of 3 to bill an established E/M - to determine the MDM, assess the patient's prognosis (both with or without treatment), the # or severity of any co-morbidities, and how much data (from labs/etc) will have to be ordered/reviewed for diagnostic purposes:
Problem focused history
Problem focused Exam
MDM of low complexity
Expanded PF History
Expanded PF exam
MDM of low/moderate complexity
(If I mis-stated any of that, PLEASE correct me - I don't have my books handy so this is off the top of my head)
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PS - if it were me, I probably wouldn't bill an office visit for a color check, unless there was quite a bit more to the visit than that. If I did, it would probably be a 99211 at best. It's similar to a weight check for newborns, and it may actually fall within a global period from the baby's birth, but I could be totally making that up in my head. Without my coding books, all I can do is guess on that kind of stuff - I haven't memorized them, yet. I'd check the American Academy of Pediatrics for typical practice standards on the issue.
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