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CPT® 2015: Get to Know 2 New 2015 Advanced Planning Codes

Posted on 18. Mar, 2015 by in Hot Coding Topics

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If your urologist does advance care planning for patients, you will likely make use of two new codes that CPT® added for 2015. Read on to learn about the new additions and the lingering questions experts have about how you’ll use these codes.

Add 99497-99498 to Your Coding Arsenal

CPT® 2015 adds two new advance care planning codes: 99497 (Advance care planning including the explanation and discussion of advance directives such as standard forms [with completion of such forms, when performed], by the physician or other qualified health care professional; first 30 minutes, face-to-face with the patient, family member[s], and/or surrogate) and add-on code +99498 (... each additional 30 minutes .…).

According to CPT® 2015, you’ll use 99497 and +99498 to report a face-to-face service between a “physician or other health care professional and a patient, family member, or surrogate in...

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