AMA CPT® Assistant - 2016 Issue 2 (February)

Evaluation and Management: Prolonged Services (Q&A) (February 2016)

February 2016 page 13 Evaluation and Management: Prolonged Services Question: May nurses and certified medical assistants report codes 99415 and 99416 for prolonged clinical staff services with physician or other qualified health care professional supervision? Answer: Nurses and certified medical assistants, who are allowed by law, regulation, and facility policy, may report code 99415, Prolonged clinical staff service (the service beyond the typical service time) during an evaluation and management service in the office or outpatient setting, direct patient contact with physician supervision; first hour (List separately in addition to code for outpatient Evaluation and Management service), and code...

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