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Start with These Codes for Smoking Cessation

Question: We have a patient who wishes to quit smoking, even though he currently has no adverse health conditions associated with the habit. Can we still bill for a nicotine screening test, such as the Fagerstrom nicotine dependency screening, and counseling? If so, what is the best way to do this? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: Medicare coverage for smoking cessation efforts [...]