In Office & Telehealth

kstine713

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Hello!

I work in a Pediatric office, and we have a visit where the parent of the child came into the office, and then she and the provider did a “televisit” with the patient. He is 17, and they did a meds check over video. Since the parent came into the office, should we code this as an office visit? (Similar to a parent only consult.) Or since the patient was seen via video, should we code this as a Telehealth visit. The only coding difference would be to add the 95 modifier if it’s considered TH (this payer has said to use 11-office as the POS even for televisits.) And this also shouldn’t affect reimbursement, so really we just want to know the most accurate way to send the claim.

Thank you!
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thomas7331

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Since the child is the patient and you are billing for a service rendered for the benefit of the child and not the parent, I would consider it telehealth since that best represents the location of the patient.
 
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