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 :
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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.