Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

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Billing 2028F With G0245 for Initial Visit Won't Pay

Question: My podiatrist sees a lot of patients with diabetes mellitus. Would it be appropriate to code 2028F along with G0245 for their initial visit? Alabama Subscriber Answer: No. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considers G0245 (Initial physician evaluation and management [E/M] of a diabetic patient with diabetic sensory neuropathy resulting in a loss of protective sensation [LOPS] which [...]