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CPT 99450, Under Basic Life and/or Disability Evaluation Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99450 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Basic Life and/or Disability Evaluation Services.

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December 10, 2010

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the first errata for the 2011 CPT codebooks.  The AMA has compiled a number of changes in a corrections document, dated Nov. 8, which is posted ... [ Read More ]

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Does anyone have an E/M audit tool that they use? Or a website that is helpful?

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We code 99231-99233 for post op pain services.

Sample report,
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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 o... [ Read More ]
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I am trying to locate the correct coding for foster care exams for children being placed in new homes.
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