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    do we need adequate supporting documentation for above series of codes. Please clarify. if needed what are the specific requirements.
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    You need supporting documentation for EVERY code you bill out. There would never be any instance where a code would be able to be billed if it wasn't documented.

    99401-99412 are preventive medicine counseling codes. Each code is topic-specific. In your CPT book, read the paragraphs underneath the section, and for each code to get the specifics about what is required.
    CMS has some great preventive-medicine tools, including MLM articles for preventive counseling, using the 5-A approach. Medicare requires you bill those with G codes, but the documentation guidelines translate well to these codes.

    These codes are time-specific, so time should also be documented.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
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    Dover, NH 03820

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    can you code 99401 without time information. Please guide.

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    All time based codes need to have time documented. So no.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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