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  1. Jamie Posted 1 month(s) agoRelated Topics

    Just wanted to clarify for Evaluation and Management 99201-99215 face to face time descriptions under each code, for example..99214 "Typically 25 minutes are spent face-to-face w/patient..." is this the average visit time or counseling time? As I am trying to code an E/M based on time as provider has spent 35 minutes counseling a pt out of 30 min visit. Thank you

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 month(s) ago

    Hi,

    For 99214, 25 minutes is the total time including counselling time. For reporting 99214 physician should spend more than 50 percent of time on counselling the patient face to face that is 13 minutes. In the scenario you mentioned where 35 minutes of time is spent for counselling in a 30 minute visit. This seems incorrect. The total time of visit should include the time of counselling as well.

    https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/fpm20030600p27-rt1.pdf

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Thanks!

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  • Posted by 103128 Jamie, 1 month(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.