AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 3 (March)

Evaluation and Management: Prolonged Services (March 2008)

March 2008 page 14 Evaluation and Management: Prolonged Services, 99360 (Q&A) Question: In the following scenario, is it appropriate to report code 99360, Physician standby service, requiring prolonged physician attendance, each 30 minutes (eg, operative standby, standby for frozen section, for cesarean/high risk delivery, for monitoring EEG), if the wait time is greater than 30 minutes. A physician is called by Hospital B to attend a patient in transit from Hospital A to Hospital B. The physician arrives at Hospital B before the patient. Answer: Yes. If the physician spends a full 30 minutes standing by, then one...

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