tci E/M Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 10

You Be the Coder: Forms to Complete? Consider 99080 with an Office Visit

Question: My physician completed forms relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act for an existing patient who is the mother of twins. The physician filled out the paperwork while the mother and babies were in the office for counseling related to caring for the twins. She needed advice on dealing with double the care and needing more time off from work. Can I bill for the time taken to fill out the forms? Minnesota Subscriber  Answer: For the time spent by your physician to fill out the forms, report 99080 (Special reports such as insurance forms, more than...

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