Results 1 to 3 of 3

billing 99406, smoking cessation for parents of patients?

  1. Default billing 99406, smoking cessation for parents of patients?
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello, I code for a Pulmonary group and they would like to bill for smoking cessation counseling for the parents/caregivers of their patients, who all have either asthma or cystic fibrosis or another chronic lung disease- only I'm not sure if that's allowed. Does anyone know?

    My thought is the patient's insurance is who we are billing- but they aren't counseling the patient.

  2. #2
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    1,087
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by heatherfrycpc View Post
    Hello, I code for a Pulmonary group and they would like to bill for smoking cessation counseling for the parents/caregivers of their patients, who all have either asthma or cystic fibrosis or another chronic lung disease- only I'm not sure if that's allowed. Does anyone know?

    My thought is the patient's insurance is who we are billing- but they aren't counseling the patient.
    If the patient is not present, you cannot bill the insurance for the service. This would be something the parents or caregivers would have to pay out of pocket.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

  3. Default
    The patient is present. It's in conjunction with an office visit.

Similar Threads

  1. Tobacco Cessation 99406 for the Parents
    By ashleyereeves in forum Pediatrics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-22-2015, 07:43 AM
  2. 99406 Smoking Cessation
    By kyannekis in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-14-2012, 11:22 AM
  3. Smoking Cessation Counseling 99406,99407
    By rbrister in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-16-2012, 04:54 PM
  4. Smoking Cessation Code 99406
    By dballard2004 in forum E/M
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-17-2010, 02:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.