AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 3 (March)

Evaluation and Management, Direct Physician Supervision, 99295-99297 (Q&A) (March 1998)

March 1998 page 11a Coding Consultation Evaluation and Management, Direct Physician Supervision, 99295-99297 (Q&A) In the Neonatal Intensive Care section, codes 99295-99297 include in the descriptor the statement, "under direct physician supervision." What is the definition of "direct physician supervision?" AMA Comment The phrase "direct physician supervision" as found in the code descriptors for codes 99295-99297, means that the physician needs to be physically present (however, not for the full 24 hours) to see the patient, and must be readily available to the health care team if needed. The physician does not have to provide 24-hour...

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