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    Question CPT Code 99380

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    Can anyone tell me if CPT code 99380 can be billed as an face-to-face service? By the description I would say no but just to be sure, I would love further input.

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    Care plan oversight services does not require face-to-face services 99380 is for patients in a nursing facility 30+ minutes.
    Kiana CPC, CPC-H, BCS-M, BCS-R

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Counseling / Coordination of care

    If the physician was face-to-face with the patient and primarly providing coordination of care, then use the time spent to determine the level of E/M.

    The physician must document
    1) total time spent face-to-face with patient
    2) amount of time that was counseling/coordination of care (must be OVER 50%)
    3) state the general nature of the C/C

    99379-99380 is for physician supervision of a patient in a nursing facility; is reported ONCE per month. The physician should maintain a log of time spent providing this recurrentsupervision. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully!

    F Tessa Bartels CPC CPC-E/M

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