AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 5 (May)

Using the Nursing Facility Codes (May 1998)

May 1998 pages 1-4 Using the Nursing Facility Codes The first step in understanding the nursing facility codes is to look at the Nursing Facility Service guidelines, which have been revised in CPT 1998, and can be found on page 31. The codes presented in this article are used to report evaluation and management services to patients in:     Nursing Facilities (formerly called Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs);     Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs); or     Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs). These codes should also be used to report evaluation and management services provided to a patient in a psychiatric residential treatment center (a...

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