AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 9 (September)

Evaluation and Management/Preventive Medicine Services (September 2009)

September 2009 page 11 Evaluation and Management: Preventive Medicine Services, 99406, 99407 (Q&A) Question: In a pediatric practice, we often provide tobacco cessation counseling to parents in front of their children. There is clear evidence of the adverse effects of second hand smoke on children. We have an interesting dynamic in pediatric reporting in which the patient is the child. We cannot bill the parents' insurance for counseling the mother and/or father, the smoker(s) in the house. If we are providing the service to the parent, can we report 99406 and 99407 for smoking cessation counseling to the...

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