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New office patients


Effective January 1, 2023, this information is no longer up-to-date. The material on this page covers only the 1995 and 1997 E/M guidelines and is no longer accurate. A new set of E/M guidelines was released in 2021, with some minor modifcations added for 2023. These new guidelines are now used to document all encounters in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. For the most recent E/M coding guidance, visit our home page here.


Preview: New Office Patients

New Office Patients
  • Author/Narrator: Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC (Physician/Coder)
  • Format: Self-paced online video tutorial (plays on any computer connected to the internet)
  • Run Time: Varies (see different versions below)
  • CME: 1 hour of AMA Category 1 CME credit for each version
  • 0.5 AAPC CEUs for each version

This video tutorial will teach you how to perform and document new office visits. When is an "old" patient really a "new" patient? How many key components are needed? Can my staff help me out with the documentation? Get the answers to these questions and more during this presentation. Learn to avoid over-documentation while selecting the "correct" level of care for these encounters.

Two Versions are Included
1995 E/M Guidelines Edition Run Time 42.35
1997 E/M Guidelines Edition Run Time 42:57



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