Professional Billing Requirements for Policy for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (Rev. 3232, 01-05-15)

by  Jared Staheli
July 7th, 2015

CMS will allow coverage for Face-to-Face Behavioral Counseling for Obesity, 15 minutes, (G0447), Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, group (2-10), 30 minute(s) (G0473), along with 1 of the ICD-9 codes for BMI 30.0-BMI 70 (V85.30- V85.39 and V85.41-V85.45), only when services are submitted by the following provider specialties found on the provider’s enrollment record:

01 - General Practice

08 - Family Practice

11 - Internal Medicine

16 - Obstetrics/Gynecology

37 - Pediatric Medicine

38 - Geriatric Medicine

50 - Nurse Practitioner

89 - Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

97 - Physician Assistant

Any claims that are not submitted from one of the provider specialty types noted above will be denied.

CMS will allow coverage for Face-to-Face Behavioral Counseling for Obesity, 15 minutes, (G0447), Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, group (2-10), 30 minute(s) (G0473), along with 1 of the ICD-9 codes for BMI 30.0-BMI 70 (V85.30- V85.39 and V85.41-V85.45), only when submitted with one of the following place of service (POS) codes:

11 – Physician’s Office

22 – Outpatient Hospital

49 – Independent Clinic

71 – State or Local Public Health Clinic

Any claims that are not submitted with one of the POS codes noted above will be denied.

NOTE: HCPCS Code G0447 is effective November 29, 2011. HCPCS Code G0473 is effective January 1, 2015.

References:

Professional Billing Requirements for Policy for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (Rev. 3232, 01-05-15). (2015, July 7). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/professional-billing-requirements-for-policy-for-intensive-behavioral-therapy-for-obesity-rev-3232-01-05-15-27084.html

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