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    Question 99358

    I understand that a 99358 can be used before or after an E/M. The question that has arisen is, the 99358 specifies that it can be used ONCE on a calendar date, however can the provider attach a 99358 to two separate calendar days, i.e. 99358 x1 on 6/29 and 99358 on 7/2, with an E/M on 6/26...
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    E/M New Patient

    Not quite the correct scenario, very complex that's why I'm asking. Dr. A and Dr. B from practice ABC join practice xyz. Patient was seeing Dr. A at ABC, now is seeing Dr. B who has also moved to practice XYZ, A patient will be seeing Dr. B or one of the other Dr.s at practice XYZ. Is that an...
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    E/M New Patient

    We have a new group of providers closing their practice and joining our practice. If the new provider Dr. A has seen a patient under their now defunct practice can Dr. B who is from the same defunct practice but now a new provider under a new tax ID, see the patient as a new Patient?
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    HIPAA and PT

    Thanks!
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    HIPAA and PT

    Our practice is considering renting space to a PT group. There is some concern that our patients would be walking past the PT patients while they are exercising. Would this be an issue?
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    Coding for counseling

    Which code would you use for a 2 hour session by a physician (not a psychiatrist) counseling a patient who has become opioid dependent due to a medical condition? History of illness and plan for intervention and rehab discussed. Thanks!
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    Maximum units on 20550

    I understand how to code it. I code it all the time, for rheumatology and pain management. The dilemma is, MEDICARE per the NCCI guidelines, limits the number of units even though it is different tendons. They will not verbalize how many units I can bill i.e. how many different sites can be...
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    Maximum units on 20550

    There is no publication regarding the number of units. The only way to find out is to write to the NCCI and they will provide the info. Thought maybe someone had done so. It is multiple locations and most payers will allow. It's just Medicare and the NCCI rules. They allow for multiples just...
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    Maximum units on 20550

    Not sure if this has been addressed before but, does anyone have the official information from the NCCI on maximum units allowable on CPT 20550? Thanks!
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