Cut IPPE denials with a concerted focus on CMS’ 7-pronged requirements (May 2017)

By Richard Scott (Belinda Holmes as Contributor)

in May 1, 2017 Part B News: Patient Encounters

Focus more on the preventive aspects of the “Welcome to Medicare” visit instead of the physical exam components and you may steer your practice to more success with this oft-denied service.

Practices endured a 17% denial rate for G0402 (Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of Medicare enrollment) in 2015, the latest year of available Medicare claims data. The ...

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