AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 8 (August)

Evaluation and Management, 99360 (Q&A) (August 1997)

August 1997 page 18 Coding Consultation Evaluation and Management, 99360 (Q&A) Question At what time is it appropriate to report code 99360 for standby services? Should it be reported at the time of notification or when the physician reaches the institution? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective it is inappropriate to report 99360 from the time of notification. In the 1997 CPT book under Physician Standby Services, page 35 it reads "Code 99360 is used to report physician standby service that is requested by another physician and that involves prolonged physician attendance without direct (face-to-face) patient contact...

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