tci E/M Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 2

Add-On Codes: Jumpstart Your Prolonged Services Coding Skills

Make sure your prolonged services pass the half-hour mark. Have you ever wondered about your reporting options when your physician provides prolonged service(s) for a patient beyond the usual evaluation and management (E/M) service time? For prolonged services with direct patient contact, you will choose from the +99354 (Prolonged evaluation and management or psychotherapy service[s] [beyond the typical service time of the primary procedure] in the office or other outpatient setting requiring direct patient contact beyond the usual service; first hour [List separately in addition to code for office or other outpatient Evaluation and Management or psychotherapy service])  ...

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