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    Lightbulb Smoking Cessation

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    We see Peds Pts, and all the time we are counseling parents to stop smoking. Is there any code to bill for this. The child is the patient. Thank You

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Loma Linda,CA


    I dont believe at this time there is one,unless the patient is the smoker.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Temple, TX


    Parents just shouldn't smoke around their kids, not to offend anyone's preference :O)
    I used to and one of my kids got sick with pneumonia. If it was the smoke or the open window while driving I'll never know. All I know, it was enough for me to quit. 11 years smoke freeeee.
    Anyhow, no, there is no code for counseling the parent on smoking cessation on their child's visit.
    The Oracle

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