AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 9 (September)

Prolonged Services and Physician Standby Service (September 2000)

September 2000 pages 1-3 Prolonged Services and Physician Standby Service This category of codes is used to report the provision of prolonged services by a physician that are beyond the usual services provided in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. There are three separate subcategories of codes used to distinguish prolonged physician services involving direct (face-to-face) patient contact (99354-99357), prolonged physician services without direct (face-to-face) patient contact (99358-99359), and physician standby services (99360). Prolonged Physician Service With Direct (Face-To-Face) Patient Contact (99354-99357) CPT codes 99354-99357 are designated in CPT as "add-on" codes. They should always be reported in addition...

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