TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Part B Insider;Jan2012, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
78040155

 

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