The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99387 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 ]
Each time you meet with a patient, you should document a chief complaint (CC). CPT defines the CC as “A concise statement describing the symptom, problem, condition, diagnosis, or other factor th... [ 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 ]
Be careful not to apply initial preventive medicine codes (99381-99387) for established patients. A patient who has received any professional service from the provider within the past three years s... [ Read More ]
Let medical necessity point you to the correct answer. A few years ago, I presented to a family practice office as a new patient for a preventive medicine visit. I filled out all the necessary new ... [ Read More ]