Archive for The Month of May, 2009

Archive for the Month of May, 2009

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the month of May, 2009.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the month of May, 2009.

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Bill One or Bill Twice for 97001/97002?

Patient evaluation codings can be very confusing. The patient initial evaluation code is 97001 (also, 97003, 92506, 92610) however if the patient is reevaluated (97002- patient reevaluation) within a 12 month period only one unit of service may be billed to Medicare Part B patients no matter how much time was spent actually servicing the patient. If you make a mistake and bill the carrier for the evaluation and a unit of service for the reevaluation, your claim will be denied based on incorrect coding no matter how much medical documentation you provide showing the necessity of the reevaluation of the patient. Keeping up with the fast paced changes of

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