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Transitional Care: Use these Tips to Avoid TCM Coding Traps


- Published on Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Observe the 30-day TCM period before reporting 99495, 99496.

When you’re reporting transitional care management (TCM) for patients you’re helping switch locations, things can get confusing fast.

Why? There are several elements to consider that make TCM services fall a bit outside of the normal parameters for evaluation and management (E/M) services. Your TCM code options are:

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