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    When a patient comes in to discuss getting a tubal or a vasectomy, would the E&M codes (99201-99205, 99212-99215) be billed or would it be more appropriate to use the preventive counseling codes (99401-99404)? The surgery will normally be booked at the end of the visit.

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    Woodbridge, VA


    Hi, Sue. I work for a large group of urologists and see a lot of patients that come in wanting a vasectomy. We use the first set of codes you mention, not the preventitve counseling codes.

    Zaida, CPC

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    Thanks for the info Zaida

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