The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99385 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - New Patient Preventive Medicine Services.
Preventive medicine services, or “well visits,” are evaluation and management (E/M) services provided to a patient without a chief complaint. The reason for the visit is not an illness or injur... [ Read More ]
Knowing which services are included and which are separately reportable ensures appropriate reimbursement. By Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC In the first years of life, preventive services play an importa... [ Read More ]
Follow best practices to meet annual exam documentation requirements. By Ellen Risotti-Hinkle, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CSCG, AAPC Fellow Unlike other evaluation and management (E/M) ser... [ Read More ]
Here are three tips to help you report preventive medicine services successfully. Tip 1: Diagnosis Must Reflect the Reason for Visit Always match preventive medicine codes with an appropriate diagn... [ Read More ]
Documentation is the key to avoiding billing issues. By Kerin Draak, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, CPC, CEMC, COBGC There are two types of office encounters: preventive and problem-oriented. Billing either type... [ Read More ]