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    i work in a multispecialty group - I am an FP but I only do urgent care exclusively - if the patient had previously been seen by another FP in the practice but has never been seen in our urgent care - do I still bill the patient as an established patient or a new patient? thank you for your input.

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    Apr 2007
    Baton Rouge


    I'm not familiar with Urgent Care coding, but I don't think that would be an issue in differentiating between new or established patients. From the info you posted, you and the other docs are same specialty (FP); therefore if they have been seen in your practice in the last 3 years at all, they are considered established.
    Meagan Strauss, CPC, CEMC
    Coding Coordinator
    The NeuroMedical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA

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