AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 1 (January)

Evaluation and Management (January 2001)

January 2001 page 13a Coding Consultation Evaluation and Management, Body Fat Analysis (Q&A) Question If, during an office visit, a physician performs body fat analysis using skin calipers or bio-electrical impedance analysis, can the body fat analysis be separately reported? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, body fat analysis is not a separately reportable service, and is considered part of the examination component of evaluation and management (E/M). Therefore, when the physician performs body fat analysis using skin calipers or bio-electrical impedance analysis during an E/M service, only the appropriate level of E/M service should be reported...

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