AMA CPT® Assistant - 2017 Issue 2 (February)

Medicine: Health and Behavior Assessment/Intervention (Q&A) (February 2017)

February 2017 page 15 Medicine: Health and Behavior Assessment/Intervention Question: Codes 96110 and 96127 define screenings via standardized instruments for developmental status and emotional/behavioral, respectively. May these services be reported in addition to code 96160, Administration of patient-focused health risk assessment instrument (eg, health hazard appraisal) with scoring and documentation, per standardized instrument or code 96161, Administration of caregiver-focused health risk assessment instrument (eg, depression inventory) for the benefit of the patient, with scoring and documentation, per standardized instrument? Answer: Yes. These codes are all reported "per standardized instrument," and so as long as the instruments are unique...

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