Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

New Patient: (CPT 99201 has been deleted. To report, use CPT 99202) CPT 99202 Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient,which requires a medically appropriate history and/or examination and straightforwardmedical decision making. When using time for code selection, 15-29 minutes of total time is spent on the date…

Revised guidelines for E&M

CR11137 revises Chapter 13 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to allow providers to bill E/M codes 99211, 99212, and 99213 for Levels I through III effective from January 1, 2019, when performed with superficial radiation treatment delivery (up to 200 kV), when performed for the purpose of reporting physician work associated with, Radiation therapy…

What is the CPT code to be reported when physician directly admits a patient to Hospital from the Office?

What is the CPT code to be reported when physician directly admits a patient to Hospital from the Office?

If patient is directly admitted to the Hospital from Office only an Office visit should be reported but an Initial Inpatient Hospital visit (CPT 99221-99223) can also be reported on the day on which physician first sees the patient in the Hospital. The initial hospital visit procedure codes are used for the first time the…

Evaluation Codes (CPT Codes 97001 and 97002 for physical therapy) and (CPT Codes 97003 and 97004 for occupational therapy)

Evaluation Codes (CPT Codes 97001 and 97002 for physical therapy) and (CPT Codes 97003 and 97004 for occupational therapy)

97001, 97004 CPT Code description The initial evaluation identifies the problem or difficulty the patient is having which helps determine the appropriate therapy necessary to treat the patient. An evaluation is a comprehensive service requiring professional skills to make clinical judgments about conditions for which services are indicated. If a new diagnosis/problem is encountered, then…

Can we bill Evaluation and Management (E/M) and Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) on the same date?

Can we bill Evaluation and Management (E/M) and Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) on the same date?

Medicare will pay for a significant, separately identifiable medically necessary E/M service (Current Procedural Terminology [CPT] codes 99201-99215) billed at the same visit as the AWV (G0438 – G0439) when billed with modifier -25. That portion of the visit must be medically necessary to treat the beneficiary’s illness or injury, or to improve the functioning…

CPT codes 99201 – 99499

CPT codes 99201 – 99499

Medical necessity of a service is the overarching criterion for payment in addition to the individual requirements of a CPT code. It would not be medically necessary or appropriate to bill a higher level of evaluation and management service when a lower level of service is warranted. The volume of documentation should not be the…

Hospital Discharge Management and Nursing Facility Admission Code When Patient Is Discharged From Hospital and Admitted to Nursing Facility on the Same Day

Hospital Discharge Management and Nursing Facility Admission Code When Patient Is Discharged From Hospital and Admitted to Nursing Facility on the Same Day

Contractors pay the hospital discharge code (CPT codes 99238 or 99239) in addition to a nursing facility admission code when they are billed by the same physician with the same date of service. If a surgeon is admitting the patient to the nursing facility due to a condition that is not as a result of…