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    Has anyone use code 99406 along with E/m code when dr discusses quitting smoking for risks for healing of fracture or upcoming surgery? or is this for counseling clinics. thanks for your input in advance.

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    Well we know tobacco and nicotine increase the risk of fractures, and interfere with the healing process so I would think this is something we can bill... however, do we need to provide preventive care such as Rx for meds (Chantix, etc.) and not just counseling??
    I personally do not know the answer - but I think this is an excellent question to raise here!! I'm hoping to see some feedback on this as well!

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