This would be a 99212 because the time has not reached 15 minutes which is the threshold for 99213. So even if your provider spent 14 minutes it would still be 99212, not 99213.Would this be a 99212 or 99213?
I did spend 12 minutes today with the patient going over the above, and greater than 50% of this time and nearly the
entirety thereof was in direct patient counseling and coordination of care.
I should have added that your provider needs to improve his time statement by documenting that they spent 12 minutes 'face-to-face' with the patient.This would be a 99212 because the time has not reached 15 minutes which is the threshold for 99213. So even if your provider spent 14 minutes it would still be 99212, not 99213.
All this assumes your provider included documentation of the nature of counseling in the encounter. A blanket statement of time and >50% spent counseling is insufficient and you would have to code from the three key E/M elements instead. The exception would be if the whole encounter was counseling which does happen.
I wouldn't think so.I have a subsequent inpatient (99231-99233). Dr dictates I spent a total of 55 minutes on his case; combination of direct examination and discuss in coordination with his family. Is this enough for a 99233?