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Smoking cessation

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    Nashville, TN
    Default Smoking cessation
    Medical Coding Books
    On smoking cessation we use code 99401( for time)
    Say the patient came in for gout and states the way I would also like to quit smoking. Do you code an office visit along with the 99401 and -25 on the office visit. The guideline state Any E/M service reported on the same day must be distinct, and time spent providing these services may not be used as a basis for the E/M code selection. So do this mean I can use the office visit also as long as it is not based on time?

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    I bill and e/m 99xxx- 25, 99406 I used dx 605.1 and v15.82

    99401 is preventative care not smoking cessation. 99406 or 99407 are the codes that should be used for smoking cessation depending on time.

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