Author Topic: E/M coding  (Read 201 times)

DermBiller

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
E/M coding
« on: January 06, 2021, 11:07:11 AM »
With the new E/M changes, if you bill 99205 based on Medical decision making, can you still bill 99358 for additional non-face to face time.  There's usually about 45 minutes spent reviewing records, labs, pathology and consulting with referring doctor, dictating the note after the appointment.

Michele

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5720
    • Solutions Medical Billing
Re: E/M coding
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 11:33:33 AM »
With the new changes, time spent after the visit are to be counted with the time spent with the patient.  So if the total time spent exceeds the 60 minutes typically spent, then you could append the 99358.
Sign Up for our FREE Medical Billing Newsletter
Get a 10% discount on Medical Billing Products by using Coupon Code: 10OFF
http://www.solutions-medical-billing.com

DermBiller

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: E/M coding
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 12:15:33 PM »
Thank you Michele!  The new time range for 99205 is 60 to 74 minutes.  But, If I am not basing the visit on time, I am basing it on Medical Decision making, can I still bill 99358?  Our new visits are scheduled for 75 minutes, but there is usually a lot of work before and after a visit. 

Michele

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5720
    • Solutions Medical Billing
Re: E/M coding
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 07:33:36 AM »
As long as the notes/chart support the 99205 and the add on they can be billed.
Sign Up for our FREE Medical Billing Newsletter
Get a 10% discount on Medical Billing Products by using Coupon Code: 10OFF
http://www.solutions-medical-billing.com

alicecarlosmbc

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
Re: E/M coding
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2021, 02:21:26 AM »
Thank you, Michele! For Giving in detail information about E/M Coding.