New or Established Patient Visit?

July 16, 2015

If a patient presents as a new patient visit and the surgeon reports an injection only, can the surgeon report a new patient visit when the patient returns for the follow up visit?

No, the surgeon had a face-to-face encounter with the patient to perform the injection; thus, the follow up visit within the three year period is an established patient visit.

Sign up for KZAlertsSign up for KZAlerts

Coding Coaches