AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: can I code a new pt ov twice?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default can I code a new pt ov twice?

    AAPC: Back to School
    I have a doctor in my clinic that has two specialties; rheumatology and allergy. If he saw a patient for the first time for rheumatology only and the same patient came back to see him for allergy only can the office charge another new patient? They have been and it didn't sound right so, I need clarification!!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    No you can't. Even if the patient sees any other provider in that practice for any other reason, you can only charge one new ov for that patient, for that practice. Doctors have a pysician number assigned to them and that is what the payers look at. Even thought the doc has more than one specialty, he always bills under the same upin #, and since the patient is seen in the same office, by the same doctor, even if for different reasons, then you can not charge two new ov. Not unless there has been a three year period between visits to this practice.
    I know this probably sounds confusing, so I hope I explained it correctly. My appolgies if not. I'm sure there is someone else in this forum that will be able to be more specific regarding this rule.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I just came on board this practice and, I am cleaning up the coding errors. I knew you couldn't but, I needed confirmation! Thank you LTibbetts!

Similar Threads

  1. To Code or Not to Code. Should Physicians Become AAPC Certified Professional Coders?
    By maaronson86 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-17-2012, 06:44 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-07-2011, 09:03 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-07-2011, 10:55 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-25-2010, 09:50 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-01-2008, 10:09 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.