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Primary Care Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Get Physical With Private Payer Policy to Clear Up Code Confusion

Question: We have a patient who is a pilot, and per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines, he is periodically required to undergo an exam to evaluate his physical ability to fly. The patient’s insurance company notified us that they will cover such work-related exams providing they are billed using CPT® code 99455. However, the code’s descriptor states that it is [...]