established patient

es·tab·lish·ed pa·tient

(es-tab'lisht pā'shĕnt)
Denotes someone who has been seen by a physician or member of a health care group within a 3-year period.
See also: EIN
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31 for an established patient office visit of similar complexity.
There are five levels of CPT codes for office visits: new patient office visit codes range from 99201 to 99205 and established patient office visit codes range from 99211 to 99215.
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99441 Telephone evaluation and management service provided by a physician to an established patient, parent, or guardian not originating from a related E/M service provided within the previous 7 days nor leading to an E/M service or procedure within the next 24 hours or soonest available appointment; 5-10 minutes of medical discussion 99442 .
The dangers of giving advice over the phone to an established patient are many, let alone to someone we have never met.
She may spend 30 minutes with an established patient and up to 90 minutes with a new one.
An established patient who is seen by the physician without procedures.
Office visit charge differentials were defined as mean differences between initial and established patient office visit fee schedules.
These changes represent an increase of 131% in the number of new patient office visits that were billed to Medicare and an increase of 12% in the number of established patient office visits billed to Medicare, compared with the preceding year.
Many physicians might dearly remember the individual and therefore make the mistake of classifying him or her as an established patient.
An office visit to provide reassurance to an established patient with an irritated skin tag would be code 99212.