G0444 and G0439

StacyGalloway

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Does anyone know if the Depression screening (G0444) is included with the "medicare wellness" exam? It seems to me that I have read that some where but now can not remember where.

Help...Thanks!
 
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It can be reported separately when done at the same time as the Annual Wellness Visit. So you can bill G0439 & G0444.

I hope this helps.
 

GEMTJ

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A quick follow up to Teresa's reply: Is there any reason to code G0438 twice in a 3-month period?
 
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A quick follow up to Teresa's reply: Is there any reason to code G0438 twice in a 3-month period?
No, there is no reason to code G0438 twice in a 3 month period. G0438 is the Annual Wellness Visit, initial visit; therefore, it will be coded/service rendered only once per Medicare patient.

I hope this helps.
 

bergpws

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It can be reported separately when done at the same time as the Annual Wellness Visit. So you can bill G0439 & G0444.

I hope this helps.

Can you direct me to where this documentation is kept at Medicare website? From what I read the G0444 is bundled into the G0439.
I am having the hardest time finding anything concrete regarding this.
Thanks!
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PatriciaWright

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Medicare Secondary

We are having issues with Medicare saying we cannot file claims on paper it must be electronic. Anyoe else having this issue?
 
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