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Ease Counseling Codes Acceptance With Distinct Dxs

Study frequency guidelines before you bill for counseling services.

Question: A 60-year-old established Medicare patient with a confirmed diagnosis of vanishing lung (emphysema) reports to the family physician (FP) for a medication check and blood work; the patient is a moderate smoker. During the medication check and blood work, which took about 5 minutes, the patient tells the practice’s non-physician practitioner (NPP) “I think I’m ready to quit smoking; can you help?” The NPP spends the next 7 minutes providing smoking cessation counseling for the patient. Can I report a cessation code and an E/M? Login to Read More

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