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Document Risk Reduction, Behavior Change Codes Accurately

Question: We have just started using the counseling risk factor reduction and behavior change intervention codes, and we are wondering about the best way to document 99401-99412. New York Subscriber Answer: The descriptors to 99401-99404 (Preventive medicine counseling and/or risk factor reduction intervention(s) provided to an individual (separate procedure)…) and 99411-99412 ( … provided to individuals in a group setting [...]