This is the second lowest level of care for a new patient in the office. Internists use this code for about 3% of new office patients in 2012. Usually the presenting problems are of low to moderate severity. The Medicare allowable reimbursement for this code is approximately $75 and it is worth 0.93 work RVUs.
The documentation for this encounter requires THREE out of THREE of the following :
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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.