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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This is provided by a physician or other qualified health care professional who can report E/M services for an established patient, 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.
"To assure the highest level of patient care, it is especially important for all dental assistants, as well as all other members of the clinical dental team, to assure competency in pediatric radiation dosing by following established patient selection criteria and all ALARA principles.* The American Dental Assistants Association is proud to share in the responsibility for quality oral health care delivery to all by supporting the Image Gentiy Campaign of the Alliance in Radiation Safety for Pediatric Imaging."
"An established patient in Houston waited less than 48 hours for a primary care appointment, while one seeking specialty care in San Antonio could see a doctor in a single day - the best in the Lone Star State.
Note: Medicare strongly advises all providers to check with their primary payers, because 1) Medicare will not accept a consultation code when a primary insurer has paid on that code and 2) it's doubtful that a commercial payer will accept a consultation code when Medicare has paid for a new or established patient service.
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.
NEW YORK -- An overwhelming percentage of Internet drug sites reviewed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NAPB) appear to be operating out of compliance with federal and state laws or established patient safety and pharmacy practice standards.
The dangers of giving advice over the phone to an established patient are many, let alone to someone we have never met.
An established patient who is seen by the physician without procedures.
For example, in 2009 Medicare paid $124.79 on average for a consultation of medium complexity, compared with $91.97 for a new patient office visit and $61.31 for an established patient office visit of similar complexity.
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 ...
Office visit charge differentials were defined as mean differences between initial and established patient office visit fee schedules.
The default may be to code such a visit as a new or established patient service.