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CPT 99386, Under New Patient Preventive Medicine Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99386 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 ]
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 ]
April 01, 2010
By Beverly Welshans, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CCS-P The same care your providers take when administering preventive care to assure all has been covered must be taken when coding those services, as well. It ... [ Read More ]
Good Evening, Quick question regarding the # of dx/mgmt options table, just a few examples: 1st ex: Patient presents with a complaint of sore throat along with left ear pain which was diagnosed as ac... [ Read More ]
Hello everyone, I hope this is the right place to post this question. Anyways, I have about 12 case studies which involve coding the correct EM Level only. The cases aren't asking for the ICD-10 C... [ Read More ]
We have a provider that does the CC, HPI and the PFSH but rarely the ROS. My question is would his E/M be a brief visit a 99212?... [ Read More ]
Hello, My boss wants us to charge a 99213 any time a pt gets a med rx or rx to therapy. She said those are automatically level 3s. I told her that MDM is the main driver of the e/m levels, and just b/... [ Read More ]
If a patient has Sickle Cell Anemia with pain crisis, or crisis of any kind, and it's being actively managed by an MD, would this be considered a moderate or high risk if being treated with medication... [ Read More ]
I am coding for a neurologist that is doing consults at the hospital. He has been seeing several patients that are showing no brain activity. I am stuck on the MDM part of the equation for the E/M. ... [ Read More ]
I am relatively new at E/M coding...I have a hospitalist who cuts & pastes his HPI from his initial H & P for his progress notes, with no updates. I questioned this and was told that he is all... [ Read More ]
So I was told by an auditor once that this was a good rule of thumb for most instances: 99231- stable doing well--no changes 99232- new problem, not responding adequately to therapy and additional wo... [ Read More ]
My provider had a NEW patient come in and did a great HPI-complete history and all the elements needed for the acute problem. However, on the ROS all she wrote was "ROS as noted in the HPI"... [ Read More ]
In order to bill for both of these on the same day, is there supposed to be two separate physical exams documented? And does the reason for the E/M need to be an "acute" problem? Some of my... [ Read More ]