tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 2

You Be the Coder: Coding a Team Conference With Family Present

Question: A mid-level provider (MLP) in our office met with a patient’s family member as part of a team conference to discuss the patient’s care. Is the most appropriate team conference code to use 99367? Alabama Subscriber  Answer: No. You should code 99366 (Medical team conference with interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, face-to-face with patient and/or family, 30 minutes or more, participation by non-physician qualified health care professional) because the family is present. Coding 99367 (… patient and/or family not present, 30 minutes or more; participation by physician) specifically says that the patient and/or family isn&rsquo...

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