Cardiologists should report code 99214 more frequently than any others. Do it with confidence!
There are many moving parts to the calculation that auditors follow when determining if a visit note supports a 99214. In this series of posts, I will explain critical concepts that physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants must know to report 99214's with confidence.
1) Every visit note needs to contain a chief complaint. It does not need to be titled "chief complaint" but it needs to clearly establish why the patient is being seen. Here are a few common examples of chief complaints: