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Mobile Clinic

SuperCoder Posted Wed 28th of March, 2012 18:25:26 PM

Is there a special CPT codes used by a physician working out of Mobile Clinic and what place of service do I use. The services rendered is the same as a family practice. The mobile clinic will service different state, do we need to be credentialed with each one individually? Please help with any info for a mobile clinics CPT codes and articles.
Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Wed 28th of March, 2012 21:58:15 PM

A facility/unit that moves from place-to-place equipped to provide preventive, screening, diagnostic, and/or treatment services.

Special Considerations
When services are furnished in a mobile unit, they are often provided to serve an entity for which another POS code exists. For example, a mobile unit may be sent to a physician's office or a skilled nursing facility. If the mobile unit is serving an entity for which another POS code already exists, providers should use the POS code for that entity. However, if the mobile unit is not serving an entity which could be described by an existing POS code, the providers are to use the Mobile Unit POS code 15. Apply the nonfacility rate to payments for services designated as being furnished in POS code 15; apply the appropriate facility or nonfacility rate for the POS code designated when a code other than the mobile unit code is indicated.

If the mobile unit is serving an entity for which another POS code already exists, providers should use the POS code for that entity. However, if the mobile unit is not serving an entity that could be described by an existing POS code, the providers are to use the Mobile Unit POS code 15. Medicare will apply the non-facility rate to payments for services designated as being furnished in POS code 15 and apply the appropriate facility or non-facility rate for the POS code designated when a code other than the mobile unit code is indicated.

SuperCoder Posted Thu 29th of March, 2012 00:53:40 AM

Thank you for your answer but is there any specific CPT codes only for mobile clinics or is it the same as any family practice codes?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 29th of March, 2012 07:31:30 AM

There is no specific code for mobile clinics. Use normal FP codes only.

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