In CMS
Mar 12th, 2010
Since announcing that CPT® consultation codes (ranges 99241-99245 and 99251-99255) would no longer be recognized for Medicare Part B payment effective Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been bombarded with questions. In response, the agency has issued MLN Matters Special Edition article SE1010, entitled “Questions and Answers on Reporting Physician Consultation Serv...
Heated coding discussions seek resolution to unanswered questions. By Karen Pettit, BBA, CPC, CMC, and G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC As you are probably well aware, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer recognizes CPT® consultation codes 99241-99245 (outpatient) and 99251-99255 (inpatient), effective Jan. 1. This policy change was discussed in January’s ...