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    Our physician has started e-prescription for the Medicare patients. When our physician E-prescribe all the medication for a visit we are using CPT G8443.
    But for some patients physician is not generating e-prescription and giving a manual prescription for some or the other reason.
    In such a scenario which CPT code we should use G8445 or G8446?
    As we have a document saying that for all the Medicare claims we should add either of the three G codes.
    Please help.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Neha Bhatnagar, CPC, CPC-H

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    We use G8446 Rx Not Electronic. I hope this helps!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Alexandria Minnesota Chapter


    Yes, G8445 is reported if no prescriptions were generated during that encounter.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Pensacola, FL


    That's correct:
    G8443 - Electronic
    G8445 - No scripts sent
    G8446 - Printed scripts

    Kristie Stokes, CPC, AIHC ICDCT-CM

    AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014-2017
    Region 1 - Northeast
    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York

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