AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 7 (July)

Revisions to Prolonged Services (Codes 99354-99357) (July 2009)

July 2009 pages 8-9 Revisions to Prolonged Services (Codes 99354-99357) For CPT 2009, revisions were made to the Prolonged Physician Service codes and the guidelines for reporting these codes, in order to further clarify the reporting of these services. This article provides an overview of these revisions. Revised Guidelines The guidelines for codes 99354-99357 for face-to-face outpatient and inpatient prolonged services have been revised. The new guidelines state, "This service is reported in addition to the designated evaluation and management (E/M) services at any level and any other physician services provided at the same session as evaluation and management...

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