This is the most popular code used to bill for new patients being seen in the office. Internists select the 99204 code for 43% of these encounters. The reimbursement for this level of care is approximately $158. Usually the presenting problems are of moderate to high severity.
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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.