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PHQ9Health Questionnaire or Home Safety Questionnaire

Jolene Posted Mon 16th of December, 2013 16:36:33 PM

"If a Medicare patient is seen by our physician for an annual wellness visit or a subsequent annual wellness visit and answers YES to Depression Screening questions or Functional Ability/Safety Screening for Home Safety and then we ask them on the same date of service to complete the Home Safety Questionnaire and/or the Patient Health Questionnaire-PHQ-9 and our physician reviews and discusses the patient's answers with them, are we able to bill a separate code for the time spent giving and reviewing the questionnaire(s)in addition to the AWV codes? Thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of December, 2013 13:12:58 PM

No. This would be part of the Review of Systems [R.O.S.] and part of the E/M visit.

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