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Pediatric Coding Alert

Reader Questions:

Find Out Whose Calls to Tally in 99374-99375

Question: Should I include telephone calls that a nurse makes in care plan oversight services?
California Subscriber  Answer: No. You should only count calls involving the pediatrician toward minutes for 99374-99375 (Physician supervision of a patient under care of home health agency [patient not present] in home, domiciliary or equivalent environment ...).
The same rule applies to telephone calls (99371-99373). CPT specifies that  these codes are for "telephone call by a physician."

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