Results 1 to 3 of 3

Pls suggest code for this scenario?

  1. #1
    Default Pls suggest code for this scenario?
    Medical Coding Books
    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?

  2. #2
    Are you talking about a visit with the patient, informing them of a surgery or procedure they need and why they need it, then obtaining a consent for it? If so, you probably have documentation to bill an E/M based on time. Make sure total time, counseling time and a synopsis of counseling/visit topic is also documented. The diagnosis would be the symptom/problem that the patient is having the surgery or procedure for.
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow
    National Advisory Board Member 2018-2021, Region 6 Great Lakes
    Minneapolis AAPC Chapter, Education Officer 2018
    AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    AAPC National ICD-10 Trainer

  3. #3
    Milwaukee WI
    Default When was decision for surgery made?
    If the decision for surgery was made at a previous visit, then NO, you cannot charge for this service.

    If this is part of the visit at which the decision for surgery is made, you may be able to code the entire visit based on time, if more than 50% was spent on counselling/coordination of care. OR, you spend at least 30 minutes over and above your E/M service, you may be able to use the prolonged service codes.

    Hope that helps,

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Please suggest CPT code for
    By vikas.maheshwari in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-29-2009, 09:32 AM
  2. Please suggest the code
    By vikas.maheshwari in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-18-2009, 04:15 AM
  3. Please suggest code for this scenario!
    By Partha in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-03-2009, 03:20 PM
  4. Please suggest how to code...?
    By Partha in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 03:19 PM
  5. Please suggest code...
    By Partha in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 08:45 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.