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Long-term use of insulin (time parameters)

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    Default Long-term use of insulin (time parameters)
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    What constitutes long-term insulin use (V58.67). I've been told it has to be six conseuctive months or longer. Any thoughts or input? Does anyone have any specific guidelines from AMA or AAPC?

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    Columbia, MO
    if you look closely at the code it states long term(current) drug use. It is if the patient is currently prescribed a drug with the intention of long term use. There is no time frame defined.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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