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    Does anyone have any specific examples of documenting time/notes for 99354 and 99355 other than what is in CPT 2009 and CPT Changes for 2009?

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    Here's what I've trained my physicians to record ... after documenting their usual note ... "I spent an additional 35 minutes in direct patient care due to __(fill in the blank)__."
    The key for prolonged service codes is that the time has to be over and above that required for the basic service being coded.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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