This is the lowest
level of care for a new patient in the office.Internists used this code
for only .049% of new office patients in 2014.Usually the presenting
problems are self-limited or minor.The Medicare allowable reimbursement for this
level of care is $44.04 and it is worth 0.48 work RVUs according to the latest CMS fee schedule.
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.