AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 7 (July)

Nursing Facility Services (July 2009)

July 2009 pages 3-4 Coding Communication:Nursing Facility Services The CPT codes for reporting Nursing Facility Care Services have undergone numerous changes over the years. In CPT 2006, the Initial Nursing Facility Care Assessment codes, 99301-99303 and Subsequent Nursing Facility Care codes, 99311-99313 were deleted. These codes were replaced with Nursing Facility Services codes, 99304-99310 and 99318. In 2008, typical physician time for the length of these encounters were affixed to these codes. This article examines and explains these revisions and how the codes are currently reported. Because of various changes to the regulations governing nursing homes and the evolution...

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