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Counseling and/or coordination of care

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    Medical Coding Books
    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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    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,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

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