Preventive visit, new patient, 65 years and older

Comprehensive preventive medicine services are integral in patient care, requiring precise coding to capture the thorough nature of patient encounters. CPT code 99397 designates a comprehensive preventive medicine evaluation and management service for established patients, emphasizing the in-depth assessment involved in preventive care.

Details

CPT code:

99397

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Preventive Medicine Services

Type:

Established Patient

In the realm of preventive medicine services, 99397 is a code that holds significance, representing a comprehensive preventive medicine evaluation and management service for established patients. Healthcare providers utilize this code when engaging in the in-depth assessment and management of established patients during preventive care encounters. Its application ensures accurate documentation of efforts in providing comprehensive preventive medicine services.

Under what category does Preventive visit, new patient, 65 years and older fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Preventive visit, new patient, 65 years and older?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Periodic comprehensive preventive medicine reevaluation and management of an individual including an age and gender appropriate history, examination, counseling/anticipatory guidance/risk factor reduction interventions, and the ordering of laboratory/diagnostic procedures; 65 years and older.

Documentation

Periodic comprehensive preventive medicine reevaluation and management of an individual, including an age and gender-appropriate history, examination, counseling/anticipatory guidance/risk factor reduction interventions, and the ordering of appropriate immunization and laboratory tests. Document the comprehensive nature of the examination, details of counseling provided, and any interventions or tests ordered. (new patient, 65 years and older)

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