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    Default Please suggest how to code...?
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    Although we can't bill for a consent, isn't it true that we can bill for the time spent with a patient for informing and educating them with regards to the consent?

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default As long as it's not global to procedure
    As long as it's not global to the procedure, yes, you can code using the appropriate E/M level based on time spent in counseling/coordination of care.

    Check CPT guidelines to be sure your documentation supports this.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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