2014 Case of the Month Archive

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01-2014 Case of the Month

A 23-year-old female is sent to you by her obstetrician/gynecologist for consultation regarding her irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, hirsutism, and insulin resistance. How should you code this visit?

How should you code this visit?

A. Use a low level established patient code since you are concerned that you might be audited and this will be the easiest to document.
B. Use a new patient code since consultations are no longer recognized.
C. Use a consultation code unless she is a Medicare/Medicaid patient.
D. Wait for the dictation to arrive in your office and have your staff code for the service.

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