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David Posted Wed 18th of March, 2015 15:35:55 PM

Billing 99358 along with a 99212. During the initial evaluation we bill 99212. Afterwards we bill 99358. When billing 99358 would you bill it on the same day that you billed the 99212 or on the day you did the work for 99358?

David Posted Wed 18th of March, 2015 15:38:20 PM

The work for 99212 was done on Monday and the work for 99358 was done on the following Friday.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 19th of March, 2015 01:05:55 AM

We have answered the similar query at:

Please follow the guidelines mentioned in the link provided.

David Posted Sat 21st of March, 2015 11:40:56 AM

Is a 99358 a stand alone code, if not do I bill it the same day as I bill an office visit (99212) or do I have to bill the 99358 on a separate date aka the date I did the work for 99358.

David Posted Sat 21st of March, 2015 11:43:54 AM

The work for 99212 and 99358 were done on different dates of service.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 25th of March, 2015 08:52:11 AM

Prolonged service have to relate to an E/M service that involves face-to-face patient contact. The prolonged service “must relate to a service or patient where direct [face-to-face] patient care has occurred or will occur and relate to ongoing patient management,” according to the revised notes. CPT places no time frame on the time that can elapse between the primary service and prolonged service. So in the given scenario it can be coded.

David Posted Fri 27th of March, 2015 12:07:22 PM

Initial exam is on 3/27/15 (billing 99211) and the 99358 work is done a week later on 4/3/15; what date do I bill 99358? 3/27/15 or 4/3/15?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of March, 2015 02:44:03 AM

Yes, you can bill CPT code 99211 on 3/27/15 and CPT code 99358 on 4/3/15 separately as per the time devoted.

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