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New Codes For Smoking And Tobacco Use Cessation Counseling Visit

October 04, 2016

Effective September 30, 2016, HCPCS codes G0436 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes) and G0437 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intensive, greater than 10 minutes) are deleted.

The services previously represented by HCPCS codes G0436 and G0437 should be billed under existing CPT codes 99406 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes) and 99407 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intensive, greater than 10 minutes) respectively. See Table 2 below.


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