Results 1 to 2 of 2

Urgent care

  1. Default Urgent care
    Medical Coding Books
    At our Urgent Care facility, we ask the patient if they have ever been here before and if they say yes then we enter them as established. However, they could be a new patient if they had only been here before for a nurse visit or a suture removal correct? Plus, they could have been here over 3 years ago. Just wondering if anyone out there has advice on what they do to distingish their news from their established?

  2. Default
    We also have the same issue at our Urgent Care. If you coded a 99201 (new patient, nursing visit) then they would fall under established. Otherwise, suture removal or vaccine only would still allow you to code them as a new E & M level. Yes, if they have not been to you facility for 3 years then you could charge a new E & M also. Our system has a way that we can verify the date of their last visit. The check in girls are in charge of watching this to see when the last visit occured but it is a little more time consuming and then the nurses verify by review the previous notes prior to the Doctor entering the room. We still miss some on occassion but it is better than missing them all.

Similar Threads

  1. Fracture Care - ER, Urgent Care vs Physician Office
    By Beverly Reinoehl in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-05-2017, 10:50 AM
  2. Billing Urgent Care for Total Health Care Insurance
    By ccarte10 in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-29-2014, 08:03 AM
  3. Fracture Care Coding in Urgent Care
    By christi3_ in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 01:21 PM
  4. Fx and fx care coding in urgent care
    By mmingo in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-20-2011, 08:03 AM
  5. Urgent Care fracture care
    By lcomfort in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-23-2011, 04:41 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.