Despite CPT® Revision, Medicare Won't Update 'New Patient' E/M Rules for 2012

January 2012
Part B Insider;Jan2012, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p25
The article discusses the Medicare claims processing in the U.S. It mentions that under the "Current Procedural Terminology" (CPT) in 2012, physician subspecialties are recognized in considering a new patient. It notes that despite this provision, Medicare does not improve its evaluation/management (E/M) rules for new patient. It also emphasizes that in Medicare services, specialty is determined by the physician's or the practitioner's primary specialty enrollment in such health insurance.


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