tci E/M Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 7

ACP: 3 Tips Help Hone Your Advance Care Planning Skills

Hint: Always document specifics in advance directives. At the beginning of last year, Medicare started paying for voluntary advance care planning (ACP) services. This change means you can now collect for your physician’s services when he discusses end-of-life decisions with Medicare beneficiaries. Follow our handy tips and master reporting ACP services in your practice. Tip 1: Always Remember 99497/+99498 During ACP services, the treating physician spends face-to-face time with the patient, family member(s), or healthcare power of attorney to discuss advance directive planning, according to the 2016 CPT®Assistant article, Vol. 26, No. 2. Although ACP can include...

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