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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Richardson, Texas

    Default Counceling/Coordination of Care

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    Scenario: The psychiatrists and neurologists in an Alzheimer's clinic spend a great deal of time in their subsequent visit with a patient in counseling and coordination of care. They discuss test results, the disease process, treatment options, risks and benefits, patient/family education, etc. This discussion typically takes 35 minutes during the first follow-up visit where the physician spends 45 minutes face-to-face with the patient and caregiver. Based on this scenario, the provider could report a 99215.

    Question: Is there anything wrong with a practice model where the second visit with the patient is reported based on time?

    Appreciate your input.


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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Answered on another thread

    I answered on the E/M thread.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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