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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City

    Question SNF E/M Codes

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    I am new to an office that has a doctor that goes to 3 different nursing homes. Is there a stipulation that the nursing home patient only be seen once every 20 days, and if seen more than that needs a seperate diagnosis than the original one? and I have also been told that the second visit needs a modifier??? is this correct? if so do I attach the 59 modifier? Any tools that might assist me in SNF coding would be a great help also

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    San Diego



    I found info on SNF billing in Medicare's "E/M" Billing Guidebook. The link is as follows (look on pages 12-14). Hope it helps!

    Sylvia Thompson, CPC
    Billing Supervisor
    San Diego, CA

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