AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Coordination of care

  1. #1

    Default Coordination of care

    AAPC: Back to School
    Looking for coding for coordination of care between family member and physician. Physician spent 30 minutes with patient's family to discuss - diagnosis, impressions, prognosis and recommended diagnostic studies and treatment options. Patient has dx V65.19 other person consulting on behalf of another plus 4 other medical dx. Do we bill 99214 or something other??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Longmont Colorado


    If this encounter with the family member was on the same date as another E/M level by the same physician, you can use the prolonged services codes without direct patient contact (99358,99359). These don't usually get paid by insurance, however.
    I'm not sure that you would want to use the 99214 if you don't have the physician seeing the patient at all, and I don't know if there is a stand-alone code for non face-to-face time.
    Anyone else?
    Brad Howard, CPC, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer
    McKesson Specialty Health

Similar Threads

  1. coordination and care
    By coder1 in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-29-2013, 08:07 AM
  2. Counceling/Coordination of Care
    By lhallstrom in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-04-2009, 01:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.