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Francine

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Telephone Charges
« on: March 17, 2009, 04:15:46 AM »
We are now billing for telephone charges to our patients with 99441, 99442 and 99443. My question is, will Medicare reimburse for these codes this year?

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Re: Telephone Charges
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 06:46:00 AM »
No Medicare will not pay on these codes RIGHT now,but they might in the future. Cigna and Aetna both are paying for these codes as well as a few other insureds. Here is a good article from last year you might find helpful.

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/practice-management/20080229cptcodes.html

Along the same lines Telemedicine is a hot topic right now and if you do a Google search you will come up with quite a few interesting articles.

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Re: Telephone Charges
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 06:49:07 AM »
I found the same thing, not reimbursable by Medicare right now.  Linda is right, telemedicine is a hot topic, along with audiovisual healthcare. 

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