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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: MJ on February 28, 2011, 02:00:36 PM

Title: House calls and Medicare
Post by: MJ on February 28, 2011, 02:00:36 PM
I am having a hard time getting Medicare to pay for a house visit.  Using code 99334.  Place of service 12.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: House calls and Medicare
Post by: dekenn on February 28, 2011, 02:54:26 PM
Is it a house visit, or an assisted facility?  The code you use, 99334 is for a rest home, so wouldn't be place of service 12. If it's the patient's home, you would use 99341 for new patient, 99347 for established.
Title: Re: House calls and Medicare
Post by: PMRNC on February 28, 2011, 05:48:10 PM
you also have to show medical necessity for the home visit.