tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 8

Guidelines: Let These Add-ons Add Up to Accurate Prolonged Service Coding

Hint: different providers mean different documentation. When an E/M service goes longer than usual, you know you have to reach for a prolonged service add-on code to describe the full extent of the service. But before you open up your CPT® code book, you need to make sure you know who provided the service and what they did. So, read on and add to you understanding of prolonged service claims. Separate Types of Prolonged Services When you are coding for prolonged services in an office/outpatient setting, you’ll choose from the following codes: +99354 — Prolonged evaluation and management...

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