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    Hi Everyone,
    Is there a specific Guidelines for Documentaions needed for Smoking Cessation? because our Providers will just document this wayPROGRESS NOTES WITH COMPLETE HPI AND PHY.EXAM) FOR 99213 LEVEL OF SERVICE =DX;SMOKER'S COUGH
    Procedure Codes:
    99406 SMOKE/TOBACCO COUNSELNG 3-10.
    Treatment:
    Smokers' cough
    Start Nicotine Patch 24 Hour, 21 MG/24HR, Transdermal, 30, 1 patch, Once a day, 30 day(s), Refills 3
    Discuss smoking cessation for 10 minutes.=MY QUESTION?? Does this documentation supports or enough for 99406 without any elaboration OR documentations of what are being discussed and precautions during this preventive service?

    THANKS A LOT....

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    Here is a link to the MLN brochure that gives the documentation requirements for smoking cessation to be paid.

    http://www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/smoking.pdf

    Hope this helps!
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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    HI CMCGARRY

    I READ YOUR LINK ON SMOKING CESATION AND IS THERE A CODE OR CODES FOR THE EM
    VISIT FOR SMOKING CESATION, I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY BILLABLE AS PART OF A REGULAR E/M EXAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbarrera View Post
    HI CMCGARRY

    I READ YOUR LINK ON SMOKING CESATION AND IS THERE A CODE OR CODES FOR THE EM
    VISIT FOR SMOKING CESATION, I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY BILLABLE AS PART OF A REGULAR E/M EXAM
    99406 and 99407. These are payable if the patient meets criteria of having a disease or adverse health effect linked to tobacco use by the U.S. Surgeon General or are taking a therapeutic agent whose metabolism or dosing is affected by tobacco use. If under 3 minutes, the counseling is part of an E/M service, as stated in the brochure the link leads to.

    There is a new MLN Matters article about CR7133 which announces that CMS will now cover counseling to prevent tobacco use even without the criteria above, as long as the patient is a current smoker (305.1) or has a history (V15.82). Please see the article about the new codes to use for that service: http://www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticle...ads/MM7133.pdf

    Hope this helps,
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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