This is the second lowest level of care for an established patient being seen in the office. Internists used this code for 3.1% of these encounters in 2014. Usually the presenting problems are self-limited or minor. The Medicare allowable reimbursement for this code is $43.68 and it is worth 0.48 work RVUs.
Documentation requires TWO out of THREE of the following:
Choose your subscription option to view this course today:
These are the most common patient encounters on the planet, so it's important to code correctly for these visits. Knowing the difference between a level 3 and level 4 established office patient can make a huge difference in your remibursement and income.