AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2011 Issue 1; FOR your INFORMATION

Tobacco Cessation Counseling

CMS has created new HCPCS C codes and G codes to report tobacco cessation counseling services for outpatient and hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries, such as those: 1)   who use tobacco, regardless of whether they have signs or symptoms of tobacco-related disease;2)   who are competent and alert at the time that counseling is provided; and3)   whose counseling is furnished by a qualified physician or other Medicare recognized practitioner. The new HCPCS codes created for tobacco cessation counseling services are as follows: CY 2011 HCPCS CodeCY 2010 HCPCS CodeCY 2011 Long DescriptorG0436 C9801 Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling...

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