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Code Tobacco, DNR Counseling Sessions with E/M Services in this Scenario

Question: Can we bill an evaluation and management (E/M) service such as 99213 with counseling code 99406 on the same date by the same physician? Can we also bill for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) counseling on the same day as the E/M code? Washington Subscriber Answer: The CPT® guidelines for Preventive Medicine Services that accompany 99406 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling [...]