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  LEVEL 4 ESTABLISHED
OFFICE PATIENT
 

 

Level 4 Established Office Visit (99214)

This code represents the second highest level of care for established office patients.  Internists selected this code for 52% of established office patients in 2012. The Medicare allowable reimbursement for this service is approximately $108 and it is worth 1.5 work RVUs. Usually the presenting problems are of moderate to high severity. 

The documentation for this encounter requires TWO out of THREE of the following :

1)  Detailed History
2)  Detailed Exam
3)  Moderate Complexity Medical Decision-Making

Or 25 minutes spent face-to-face with the patient if coding based on time.  The appropriate documentation must be included.

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Established Office Patients

Established Office Visits   Related Topics
 

 

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