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Old 02-03-2012, 07:09 AM
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So I have a patient who was newly diagnosed with diabetes and during his office visit the doctor did one-on-one "insulin training" with the patient.
Does anyone know the appropriate CPT code for this?
And also, would I use a counseling ICD-9 code to link that CPT code to? Or just link it to the diabetes code?
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:20 AM
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It will be part of the E&M.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:29 AM
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Oh, no additional codes are needed?
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:36 AM
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no there is no code for the physician to give training to the patient on insulin administration. The is a HCPC II code for diabetic counseling, but it will be bundled with the E&M and it may not be accepted by all payers. there is a code (98960) for education and training for patient self management but it is for non physician/practicioner use only and will bundle into the ov with most carriers. I know of no other code that could be used and it really is part of the plan of care which is part of the E&M.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:43 AM
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Oh alright well that does make sense! I did see the code you were refering to but I didn't think it was appropriate. Ok thank you for your help!
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