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Don't Count on Pay for 99051

Question: We are looking to hire a pediatrician, but in the meantime our schedule is overwhelmed, so we decided to open our doors for several Saturdays and weekday evenings until further notice. Should we charge after hours code 99050 at these appointments? Subscriber Answer: No. You should instead use 99051 (Services provided in the office during regularly scheduled evening, weekend, or [...]