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CPT 99443, Under Non-Face-to-Face Telephone Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99443 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Non-Face-to-Face Telephone Services.

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September 05, 2018
Coding 99495 and 99496 takes more effort than deciding whether the patient is seen 7 vs. 14 days after discharge. The CPT® guidelines for transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495 and 99496 seem... [ Read More ]
March 01, 2018
CPT® code and guideline changes show a shift towards collaborative care and behavioral health management. With the release of CPT® 2018, we see major changes in coding throughout the Evaluation and ... [ 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-ups ... [ Read More ]
May 01, 2012
With health information available online, the patient/provider relationship is changing. By Ida Landry, CPC The Internet and telephone have become increasingly popular methods for providing medical as... [ Read More ]
May 02, 2008
New internet and telephone codes for 2008 By Meera Mohanakrishnan, MSc, CPC Thanks to the internet, many patients have confidential contact with their health care providers. An online medical evaluati... [ 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 ]
I am struggling on figuring out the complexity. When a physician says " continue current medicine" Or just list medication like " coreg bid" or flonase otc prn. Would you cod eth... [ Read More ]
In order to bill for both of these on the same day, is there supposed to be two separate physical exams documented? And does the reason for the E/M need to be an "acute" problem? Some of my... [ Read More ]
I am coding for a neurologist that is doing consults at the hospital. He has been seeing several patients that are showing no brain activity. I am stuck on the MDM part of the equation for the E/M. ... [ Read More ]
Can a provider use an EM code to bill for telehealth services with modifier 95, if all they did was review labs with the patient? I know before you couldn't but I wasn't sure with the new telehealth s... [ Read More ]
For the transitional care management services, does both criteria of communication with patient within 2 business days of discharge and face to face visit within 7 calendar days of discharge both have... [ Read More ]
Good Evening, Quick question regarding the # of dx/mgmt options table, just a few examples: 1st ex: Patient presents with a complaint of sore throat along with left ear pain which was diagnosed as ac... [ Read More ]
Hello everyone, I hope this is the right place to post this question. Anyways, I have about 12 case studies which involve coding the correct EM Level only. The cases aren't asking for the ICD-10 C... [ Read More ]
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?... [ Read More ]
Hello, My boss wants us to charge a 99213 any time a pt gets a med rx or rx to therapy. She said those are automatically level 3s. I told her that MDM is the main driver of the e/m levels, and just b/... [ Read More ]