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CPT 99385, Under New Patient Preventive Medicine Services

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.

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October 31, 2018
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 injury (... [ Read More ]
November 01, 2017
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 important ... [ Read More ]
October 01, 2017
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) servic... [ Read More ]
June 09, 2014
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 diagnosi... [ Read More ]
March 01, 2012
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 of... [ Read More ]
How many physicians can use this code on one day? (if they are from different practices)... [ Read More ]
Good Morning, I’m hoping to get some advice on a particular scenario. Patient is having surgery in the near future. Patient is sent to a separate physician for assessment of his chronic thrombocyto... [ Read More ]
The patient is a 25 year old male with intetllectual disability who was referred to us for evaluation for possible horomonal deprivation therapy due to his abnormal aggressive sexual behaviors at his ... [ Read More ]
Hi Team, Can we consider 3 points for below examples:EKG order-1 point & Tracings independently reviewed. Sinus rhythm at 84 bpm, LBBB-2 points.Please revew & advice on this. Thanks, Gopi... [ Read More ]
If a patient is seen for a current problem that is worsening, and the PA orders a test for that worsening condition, can this be billed as incident to? Or since a test is ordered would this automatic... [ Read More ]
I have always given providers credit under data/medicine section for referring/ordering physical therapy and referring the patient to another specialty such as neurosurgery/orthopedics. Am I interpret... [ Read More ]
Hi everyone.. My provider asked me to run a report of E/M's billed (99213-99215) over the past two months; mostly out of curiosity. Our 99215 visits are very low and he's thinking that some of his l... [ Read More ]
Hello! Here is the scenario I'm hoping to get some assistance on: - Patient underwent a Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy by Provider A in the hospital. (there is a 90-day global period) - 11... [ Read More ]
A patient is admitted to observation and then changed to in patient on day three. Can I bill for the obs admission and one subsequent day and then the admission to inpatient or do I have to forget abo... [ Read More ]
When choose an E/M code if the patient presents to the emergency room for gallstones or appendicitis... and they decide to do surgery in the same day... where do you think this will fall with an MDM? ... [ Read More ]