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    Default Tobacco / Alcohol Cessation Billing

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    Can an orthopedic surgeon bill for smoking / alcohol cessation counseling along with an E/M visit, since they are counseling patients for surgery regarding this and the healing process. Thanks for your help!

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    Lubbock, TX


    Sure, he can bill 99406 - It's probably not going to pay, because many insurers don't consider it a covered benefit, but there's no reason not to try.

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