Telemedicine 2021 MDM vs Time

Jenny0831

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When billing an Outpatient telemedicine visit, do we follow the new MDM and Time Guidelines?
Does Telemedicine still require the more than 50% of face to face time or can we follow the 2021 Time guidelines? I am a little confused.
example 15 minutes follow up visit would be a 99212 correct?
 

thomas7331

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When billing an Outpatient telemedicine visit, do we follow the new MDM and Time Guidelines?
Does Telemedicine still require the more than 50% of face to face time or can we follow the 2021 Time guidelines? I am a little confused.
example 15 minutes follow up visit would be a 99212 correct?
The new guidelines apply to the CPT codes 99202-99205 & 99212-99215, regardless of whether that service was provided via telehealth or in person. You no longer need to have 50% of the visit time be spending in counseling/coordinating care to be able to use time to select the code level.
 
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