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Dig Into Behavior Change Service Codes

Question: We have an in-patient addicted to meth and other drugs. The cardiologist documented that he advised the patient to stop using drugs. Should we bill this service with 99406 or is there another appropriate code? Texas Subscriber Answer: No. You would not report 99406 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 [...]