Billing for Sleepiness Scale and Fatigue Severity scale

dtricia

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I have a provider who captures the ESS and Fatigue scale that are administered with CPT 96127 Behavioral assmt W/score and Docd/standard instrument. Typically this code is used for Depression/Anxiety screening. I do no typically code for the Sleep Study doc but this seems like a misuse of the code. Is there a different way to capture the admin of these tools?
 
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Can you give more detail on what the doctor is trying to do? If they using it to diagnose a medical condition that is not an appropriate use of the code per CPT Assistant.
 

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He is not using as diagnostic tool, but assessing how he is responding to use of CPAP machine. I do not think this code was intended to capture these assessments. They are not behavioral related.
 
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