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MINIMAL RISK
 

 
Minimal Risk
This is the lowest level of risk possible.  It is required for benign encounters such as a  level 1 new office patient (99201) or a  level 2 office visit with established patient (99202).

This level of risk requires ONE element in ANY of the following three categories:

Presenting Problem(s)
  • One self-limited or minor problem (e.g., insect bite, cold)
Diagnostic Procedure(s)
  • Lab tests
  • Chest X-ray
  • EKG/EEG
  • Urinalysis
  • Ultrasound/Echocardiography
  • KOH prep           
Management Options Selected
    • Rest
    • Gargles
    • Elastic bandages
    • Superficial dressings
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