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LEVEL 2 NEW
OFFICE VISIT (99202)
 

 

Effective January 1, 2021, the rules for these encounters have changed. They are now documented using the 2021 E/M guidelines NOT the 1995 or 1997 guidelines.

Level 2 New Office Visit (99202)

This is the lowest level of care for a new patient in the office. Internists used this code for 4.39% of new office patients in 2019. Usually the presenting problems are of low to moderate severity. The Medicare allowable reimbursement (2021) for this code is $73.97 and it is worth 0.93 work RVUs according to the most recent CMS physician fee schedule. This vist requires straightforward complexity MDM or 15 - 29 minutes devoted to the patient encounter on the date of the visit.

For a detailed exploration of the 2021 guidelines including clinical examples of each level of care for new and established office visits and a deep dive into the new table of medical decision-making, register for one of our 2021 update courses here.

 

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