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CODE G8553 CODES WITH WHAT EVALUATION CODES?

Lisa Posted Wed 20th of November, 2013 13:16:30 PM

WHERE CAN I FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF THE EVALUATION CODES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SUBMISSION OF G8553? WE WANT TO ONLY SUBMIT THE G8553 WITH THE CODES THAT WILL GIVE US CREDIT

SuperCoder Answered Wed 20th of November, 2013 17:13:17 PM

You can submit G8553 (At least one prescription created during the encounter was generated and transmitted electronically using a qualified eRx system) for the same patient at every encounter during which the provider generates an e-prescription. Because of this, you can meet e-prescribing criteria even if you have a small Medicare population, because you can submit G8553 more than once for each patient.

Remember: Some coders also have questions about whether the e-script is only valid when sent while the patient is still in your office. That detail doesn't matter, as long as you send the e-script as a direct result of the office visit and the provider's documentation supports the work.

For more information on the use of G8553 and how to get started with Medicare's e-prescribing incentive program, be sure to visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' web site at http://www.cms.gov/ERxIncentive/03_How_To_Get_Started.asp#TopOfPage

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