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Any codes for form completion?

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    Default Any codes for form completion?
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    Do any codes exist for form completion for a patient? Our two most frequent requests are disability and "History & Physical" or pre-operative clearance. My biggest problem is for the H & P requests. We won't complete one if we haven't seen the patient more than 30 days from the surgical date. Are there any specific coding/billing secrets out there? We have just been billing our standard form completion charge but if there is a more accurate way to bill I would be interested. Thank you!

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    Columbia, MO

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    We usually only bill out form completion if it is NOT part of a service we are already billing, for example - pt comes in for sports physical with a form, form is included in the physical; pre-op H+P, school physicals same way. If a pt comes in after the fact with papers to be completed, we bill the 99080. When I came here they have it set up so it is billed in 15 minute increments so the costs reflect the volume of work it requires the provider to complete it.

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    Columbia, MO
    99080 will be bundled with an E&M. as a freestanding code it is billable with 1 unit, it is not a timed code and cannot be billed in timed increments.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks so much for the help!!!!

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