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CPT 99391, Under Established Patient Preventive Medicine Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99391 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Established 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 ]
July 01, 2014
Preventive medicine visits (99381-99387 for new patients and 99391-99395 for established patients) include routine screenings, such as a tuning fork hearing assessment and a visual acuity screening. P... [ 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 ]
Hi does anyone know of someone that offers E and M training online that go over actual charts?... [ Read More ]
Hello! This may have been answered somewhere but I couldn't find anything using the search. I am wondering what the best way to go about coding new patient visits when the provider has previously perf... [ Read More ]
Can a nurse practitioner bill a 99215 as long as the documentation supports that code selection? Are there certain insurances that will deny a 99215 from a nurse practitioner?... [ Read More ]
I read in a physician magazine that CMS has stated that writing a prescription for a seven to ten day supply of an antibiotic is not considered to be a moderate complexity. Does anyone know about th... [ Read More ]
Documentation #1 Would points be given for Lymph under 1995 Guidelines? Exam Neck- supple, nontender. No adenopathy Documentation #2 Would points be given for Lymph under 1995 Guidelines? Exam Lymph... [ Read More ]
Scenario: - Visit A - patient comes to office to discuss test results. MD discusses treatment options- discusses surgery, complications. postop recovery, etc. The patient decides to have hysterectomy... [ Read More ]
E&M Hi, am in need of help ! I need help on what level of E & M is this for GI.. HPi-Pt is here for a follow up for symptoms ,pt has history of annal fissure and hemorrhoids he has been takin... [ Read More ]
I'm struggling to understand more of the medical decision making portion of an E/M visit. For example, how do I know if the illness is complicated or not complicated if the provider doesn't say the wo... [ Read More ]
My urologist was asked to see a patient in the NICU who had a circ an hour prior. Do I bill 99477 or how do I bill for this?... [ Read More ]
Hi all, I need help with a coding debate... We all know that medical necessity is the over-arching criteria for selecting codes... My question is regarding prescription drug management and how this... [ Read More ]