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office hours

Marilyn Posted Thu 21st of April, 2011 22:30:48 PM

My doctors office hours changed on Mondays from 10-6pm. For patients that are seen after 5pm, is there an additional add on code on top of the E/M?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 25th of April, 2011 23:15:22 PM

Yes, thee is a code 99050. But, the scenario need to comply with descriptions of the code for billing this appropriately.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 27th of April, 2011 16:04:02 PM

Sorry Marilyn! I thought it was 9-6pm. I would like to amend my answer.
In the United States, the hours between 9 am and 5 pm are typically considered to be standard business hours, although this varies by region due to local tradition and the need to conduct business by telephone with people in other time zones. For instance, business in Chicago is often conducted between 8 am and 4:30 pm, while in New York City, business hours tend to be later—for instance, from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays businesses are usually open from 8 or 9am to noon or 1pm.

So, you have to define your normal office hours.
Firstly, if your earlier normal office timing was 9-5pm and now changed to 10-6pm which you would call it as your normal office hours, then you won't need to use afterhours code for the service.

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