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    Default Counseling and/or coordination of care

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    When coding based on time spent counseling CPT states more than 50% of the visit should be spent in counseling and or coordination of care. If 50% (example 20 minutes of a 40 minute visit) is in counseling can you use time as the controlling factor?

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    Must be more than 50%. Time spent counseling or in coordination of care must "dominate" the visit.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
    Chapter President - 2011
    President Elect - 2010

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