AMA CPT® Assistant - 2017 Issue 4 (April)

Evaluation and Management: Care Management Services (Q&A) (April 2017)

April 2017 page 9 Evaluation and Management: Care Management Services Question: How many times may code 99489 be reported, given that the time frame specified within the code descriptor is "per calendar month?" Answer: The time frame "per calendar month" refers to how often codes 99487 and 99489 may be reported and not how many units of service. The instructions in the Complex Chronic Care Management Services subsection direct physicians or qualified health care professionals (QHPs) to sum up clinical staff care management time providing complex chronic care management services to a patient in a calendar month and...

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