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preventive counseling

Annie Posted Tue 17th of March, 2015 17:32:14 PM

If a insurance company states that 99401 does not have fee schedule under there policy is there an equivalent cpt code that can be used for this code?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of March, 2015 08:09:01 AM

CPT code 99401 represent “preventive medicine counselling and/or risk factor reduction intervention(s) provided to an individual (separate procedure); approximately 15 minutes”.
There are codes that represent counselling services for behaviour, smoking cessation, nutrition etc. There is no specific code that is exactly similar to the description of 99401. However, there are particular codes that represent counselling for various purposes for example code G0447 and G0436.

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