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Question: The initial preventive physical examination (IPPE) requires a “visual acuity” exam that we cannot request separate payment for. Some of our providers forget this simple step, and... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The trends behind the initial preventive physical exam (IPPE), commonly referred to as the “Welcome to Medicare” visit, underscore a boon to medical practices in recent years, with more ... More
Question: The initial preventive physical examination (IPPE) requires a “visual acuity” exam that we cannot request separate payment for. Some of our providers forget this simple step, and... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The trends behind the initial preventive physical exam (IPPE), commonly referred to as the “Welcome to Medicare” visit, underscore a boon to medical practices in recent years, with more ... More
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About 100 codes, including E/M office visits (99201-99215), are eligible for telehealth reporting under Medicare in 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS will allow Medicare providers to deliver telehealth services without site-of-service restrictions.
Modifier 25 indicates a "significant, separately identifiable E/M service." Incorporate the tips below and click the "Download file" link above to access a modifier 25 decision tree.

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