AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2007 Issue 4; FOR your INFORMATION

Alcohol and/or substance abuse assessment and intervention services

OPPS FINAL RULE The following information was posted in the November 27, 2007, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule at www.cms.gov. Alcohol and/or substance abuse assessment and intervention services For CY 2008, two new category I CPT codes have been created to report alcohol and/or substance abuse screening: 99408—Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured screening (eg, AUDIT, DAST), and brief intervention (SBI) services; 15 to 30 minutes); and 99409—Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured screening (eg, AUDIT, DAST), and brief intervention (SBI) services; greater than 30 minutes). The code descriptions...

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