Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

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Prenatal Telehealth Visits

Question: I can’t find anything on how to bill for global prenatal telehealth visits. Does anyone have any insight? Specifically, for what would normally be billed as 0502F. Do we still use that code and just append the telehealth modifier per the specific insurance, or do we use the telehealth codes that the specific insurance wants?

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Answer: You should use 0502F (Subsequent prenatal care visit (Prenatal) [Excludes: patients who are seen for a condition unrelated to pregnancy or prenatal care (eg, an upper respiratory infection; patients seen for consultation only, not for continuing care)]) for strictly global prenatal visits, along with a modifier GT (Via interactive audio and video telecommunication systems). Remember that this is a quality measure, not a billing code per se.

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