CPT code for Independent Medical Examination?
:confused: Help! I was just informed that our Ortho doctor is going to be doing IME's or Independent Medical Examinations. The code they have told me to use is 99456, Work related or medical disability examination. But to use it as a hourly rate. I can't find anything that says to use it as hourly. It is my understanding that this is one flat fee. The examination is a very thorough review of a entire chart and then a 5-10 page report.
Does anyone of any other information on this exam? CPT codes? Billing?
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!:confused:
Maryland, Wash. DC, Virginia
Does anyone out there know what the rules and regulations are for Maryland, DC and Virginia? (Standards for fees and how one charges for record review)
So, are you saying that you would use the 99455 for record review and the consult or new patient e/m codes for the exam????