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CPT 99409, Under Behavior Change Interventions, Individual Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99409 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Behavior Change Interventions, Individual Services.

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November 01, 2017
Knowing which services are included and which are separately reportable ensures appropriate reimbursement. By Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC In the first years of life, preventive services play an important ... [ Read More ]
February 10, 2012
Most patients don’t realize the differences among screening, diagnosis, and treatment. When a patient comes into the office for a preventive visit and it turns into acute care, many patients think t... [ Read More ]
September 01, 2011
New preventive medicine mandates call for healthy coding habits of these services. By Shelly Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CANPC, CGSC, CGIC With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) rene... [ Read More ]
August 01, 2008
Be Ready as More Patients Seek Help By Meera Mohanakrishnan, MSc, CPC There are two codes for tobacco use cessation counseling and two codes for alcohol and/or substance abuse screening and brief inte... [ Read More ]
February 01, 2008
By Suzan Berman-Hvizdash, CPC, CPC-E/M, CPC-EDS When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defined the term “Evaluation and Management,” they clearly indicated face-to-face contact ... [ Read More ]
My urologist was asked to see a patient in the NICU who had a circ an hour prior. Do I bill 99477 or how do I bill for this?... [ Read More ]
Doctor seen patient in the ER at 10:30 p.m . on 8/20/19. He came back on 8/21/19 and seen the patient again in the ER at 11:30 a.m. and dictated a progress note. Patient then became an inpatient. How... [ Read More ]
I have a question in regards H & P documentation. Example: We schedule a patient to be admitted to the hospital to have a sotalol infusion done. Can the provider use the last office visit as th... [ Read More ]
In the Level of Risk box, how do you determine on which to use? Presenting problem, diagnostic procedure ordered, or management option selected?... [ Read More ]
Good morning, So we have a provider who submitted a 99309, which was paid, and then she added a 99358 and 99359 to the encounter, which were denied. The claim was denied, stating a modifier was need... [ Read More ]
A pt comes into the office and see's ortho Dr A in our group on 4/1, and they are sent to the ER. Orth DR A charged the pt. a e/m visit (99215), and x-rays. The ER DR. consults with ortho Dr. B from ... [ Read More ]
Need some clarification. The practice I work at does injections on patients. The visit usually consist of an office visit to discuss the issue they are having, what sites to do the injections, other h... [ Read More ]
I have a provider that will be doing these types of exams for youths that will be residing in group homes. As far as a CPT code, I think an E/M (99201-99215) using Z02.2 as primary DX, followed by a... [ Read More ]
Hi - If a patient sees one of the PAs in my group and is sent to the hospital and gets seen by one of the physicians on that same day, it's two separate visits, yes? Even if the physician is the co-s... [ Read More ]
Hello, I wanted to check if anyone has more experience billing work related injuries. I was just told that E/M code should be N/P when patient is seen for a new injury. So if patient is seen first ti... [ Read More ]