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LEVEL 3 NEW
OFFICE VISIT (99203) 
 

 

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 3 New Office Visit (99203)

The 99203 visit is the second most frequently used code for new office patients.   Internists used this code for 27.89% of these encounters in 2019. The Medicare allowable reimbursement (2021) for this visit is $113.75 and it is worth 1.6 work RVUs.  This level of care requires low complexity MDM or a total of 30 - 44 minutes devoted to the encounter on the day 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, consider signing up for one of our 2021 update courses here.

 

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