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My daughter had a weekend visit to a care center for r/o strep throat. The center took her temp, weight, did a rapid strep and her throat was examined , lymph nodes neck palpated and she was auscultated. She was asked 5 or 6 questions-duration, fatigue level, sick contacts-5 minut visit. I just received a bill coding for a level III visit-coded as 99213. This seems upcoded to me...thoughts?
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If the problem is new then the level will be 99213 only

if you went just for follow up for  existing sore throat i.e established problem then it should be billed with 99212
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