tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 5

Care Management: Consider These Components, Manage Chronic, Complex Care Coding

Four easy-to-follow suggestions will keep your reporting on track. Having trouble keeping all the rules and regulations for coding chronic care management (CCM) and complex CCM straight? You're not alone. Considering there are only three codes you can use when documenting these services, there are an awful lot of guidelines to go withthem. So, the next time you code 99490 - Chronic care management services, at least 20 minutes of clinical staff time directed by a physician or other qualified health care professional, per calendar month ...; 99487 - Complex chronic care management services ... 60 minutes of clinical staff time...

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