This is the lowest
level of care for a new patient in the office.Internists use this code
for less than 1% of new office patients.Usually the presenting
problems are self-limited or minor.The Medicare allowable reimbursement for this
level of care is approximately $43 and it is worth 0.48 work RVUs.
Documentation requires THREE out of THREE of the
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Now that the consult codes have been eliminated for Medicare patients, the new office patient visit has become the most common outpatient initial encounter. Learn exactly what needs to be documented for each level of care for these visits. All levels of care are discussed.