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Prolonged time spent with pt and family in hospital

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    Our docs see their patients when admitted to the hospital. I work for a family practice clinic. My doctor saw the pt in the hospital and I am billing a 99233 for the subsequent hospital visit. My doc said she spent 2 1/2 hours counseling pt and family. What is the right CPT to use for the prolonged time? I am thinking 99291 and 99292. Please help.

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    No, those (99291, 99292) are critical care codes.

    Prolonged codes are 99356 thru 99359 in addition to your E/M.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
    Last edited by LLovett; 01-28-2010 at 09:03 AM.

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