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CP 97803 | Medical Nutrition Therapy (Reassessment & Intervention)

CPT code 97803 is a medical nutrition therapy procedure in which a qualified provider assesses the patient’s medical condition, nutrition, and dietary plan and offers advice on long-term eating habits and overall health.

What Is CPT Code 97803?

CPT 97803 is a medical nutrition therapy procedure in which a qualified nutrition professional assesses the patient’s medical condition, performs a nutrition screen, and reviews the patient’s specific dietary plan.

The provider reevaluates the diet to improve the patient’s health and quality of life and spends 15 minutes discussing long-term eating habits and overall health. The procedure is conducted individually and face-to-face with the patient.

Description

The CPT book describes CPT code 97803 as: “Medical nutrition therapy; re-assessment and intervention, individual, face-to-face with the patient, every 15 minutes.”

Procedure

The provider, typically a qualified nutrition professional, reassesses the patient’s medical condition, performs a nutrition screen, and reviews the specific dietary plan for the patient.

The provider reevaluates the diet in such a way that it improves the health and quality of life of the patient. The provider spends 15 minutes with the individual patient and advises the patient about long-term eating habits and health.

How To Use CPT 97803

Report CPT code 97803 for every 15 minutes of face–to–face service when the provider reassesses a patient for medical nutrition therapy on subsequent visits after the initial assessment.

Report CPT 97802 when the provider assesses an individual patient for medical nutrition therapy on an initial visit for every 15 minutes.

Report CPT 97804 when the provider assesses a group of two or more patients for medical nutrition therapy for every 30 minutes,

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