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CPT 99412, Under Preventive Medicine, Group Counseling Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99412 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Preventive Medicine, Group Counseling 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 importa... [ Read More ]

November 01, 2015

You’ll need to prove medical necessity and know the guidelines to bill appropriately. Patients often require follow-up care (such as medication changes) following laboratory tests. These follow-u... [ 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’) r... [ Read More ]

April 13, 2009

New clinical guidelines jointly released by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) recommend all obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/... [ Read More ]

My doctor did the following:

1) Sent a patient to a lab for a blood test.

2) Received a blood test report from the lab.

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I had a strange situation that I was hoping I may get some guidance on...

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We have a provider that does the CC, HPI and the PFSH but rarely the ROS. My question is would his E/M be a brief visit a 99212?
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The resident saw a patient in the clinic and wrote his note, which the attending physician cosigned. The attending physician then wrote a separate note with the same date and t... [ Read More ]