After hours visits benefit both the patient and insurer, and can boost your reimbursement when used correctly. Not every patient visit to the physician office occurs during standard business hours. CPT® provides dedicated codes to account for office services provided during off hours, such as weekends, holidays, or evenings. Applied judiciously — and with the ...
Jan 1st, 2009
Save payers and patients’ money for physician services not performed during normal business hours. By G. John. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® includes three codes to describe services a physician provides during “nontraditional” hours. Although Medicare will never recognize these codes, third-party insurers may allow additional reimbursement for after-hour services if you demonstrate it is in ...