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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

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Study These Behavior Change Service Codes

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