Medicare Billing Tips | Don’t Miss the Asymptomatic Individuals for Smoking Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Counseling | Use G0436 G0437
Aug30

Medicare Billing Tips | Don’t Miss the Asymptomatic Individuals for Smoking Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Counseling | Use G0436 G0437

Don’t Avoid Billing Medicare for Smoking Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Counseling for Asymptomatic Individuals Most practice offices knows that effective on and after August 25, 2010, Medicare pays for claims that covers tobacco cessation counseling for outpatient and hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries. This article is focused more on Medicare’s coverage for counseling session to prevent tobacco use for; 1) who use...

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How to Bill for BCA Body Composition Analysis for Obesity Services | CPT Code for Body Composition Analysis
Aug19

How to Bill for BCA Body Composition Analysis for Obesity Services | CPT Code for Body Composition Analysis

  “The American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent revision of Current Procedural Technology (CPT) Category III Code 0358T, the code that insurance companies use to recognize Whole Body Composition Analysis tests whose results are generated through a scale called the bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA). Previously, code 0358T had only covered body composition tests that were conducted while a subject tested in the...

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Billing Obesity Screening, Treatment and Counseling for Medicare and Commercial Payers
Jul12

Billing Obesity Screening, Treatment and Counseling for Medicare and Commercial Payers

If you are doing Obesity Screening and Counseling Services in your practice, here are the codes and guidelines I want to share with you: Keyword Tag: Billing Obesity Billing Obesity Screening, Treatment and Counseling for Medicare Keyword Tag: Billing Obesity HCPCS/CPT Codes G0447 – Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, 15 minutes G0473 – Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, group (2–10), 30 minutes Keyword...

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Medicare G0473 New Code for Obesity Treatment
Mar19

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...

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Coding Preventive Care with Same Day Sick Visit – 3 TIPS
Nov24

Coding Preventive Care with Same Day Sick Visit – 3 TIPS

Coding Preventive Care with Same Day Sick Visit – 3 TIPS Billing for Preventive Service Combined with a Problem Focused Service can be challenging. But I can show you 3 practical tips on how to tackle this challenge and make it more sense to you on how you should approproate bill and code for these… Please LOGIN HERE to view this content. Or, REGISTER HERE Find this article useful? Please comment below and share what you...

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Can I use Modifier 33 on CPT 99385, 99397 or 99402, 99403
Nov24

Can I use Modifier 33 on CPT 99385, 99397 or 99402, 99403

Question: Can I use Modifier 33 on CPT 99397 or 99402? Answer: NO. If you are going to look at the description of Modifier 33 – it is for “Preventive Service”. These 2 codes 99397 and 99402 are already “inherently” preventive service by nature. And since the 99402 is in the “Preventive Medicine Service” – then you CANNOT use the modifier 33 for codes that are already...

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