I was approached about billing for services when the patient is on Hospice and the physician is involved in the patient care and plan (prescriptions, communications, assessment, etc.). The physicians are employed by the hospital and work in an outpatient facility (cancer). I guess I am getting hung up on the the term "within a calendar month"; 15-29 minutes. (99377). What documentation is required to support the billing of this code and is it billed 10/1/10-10/31/10 - 99378? Does Medicare reimburse this code?
I am very new to this and never billed any 99374-99380 codes. Any and all help will be appreciated