Medicare G0473 New Code for Obesity Treatment

Medicare G0473 New Code for Obesity Treatment

Professional Billing Requirements:  (Effective January 05, 2015)

CMS will allow coverage for:

Face-to-Face Behavioral Counseling for Obesity, 15 minutes, (G0447),

Face-to-Face behavioral counseling for obesity; Group (2-10), 30 minute(s) (G0473), along with 1 of the …

ICD-9 codes for BMI 30.0-BMI 70

(V85.30- V85.39 and V85.41-V85.45)

Make sure you use and cross over your DX as shown above! 

List of Eligible Specialty

01 – General Practice

08 – Family Practice

11 – Internal Medicine

16 – Obstetrics/Gynecology

37 – Pediatric Medicine

38 – Geriatric Medicine

50 – Nurse Practitioner

89 – Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

97 – Physician Assistant

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