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UNITS FOR 97750

Linda Posted Wed 05th of October, 2011 19:11:25 PM

Physician documentation states "90 minutes was spent on clinical testing and an additional 90 minutes spent reviewing and documenting data." would it be appropriate to bill 97750 x 12units?

Thanks for any help,
Linda

SuperCoder Answered Thu 06th of October, 2011 15:50:57 PM

At the conclusion of the therapy episode, the therapist will prepare a discharge note that details the patient’s treatment and status since the last progress note. Writing the progress report and discharge note are not separately billable services for the therapist, but are required for Medicare documentation.
So, this is evident that time spent in testing is the one that descides the number of units for the code, but reviewing and writing the document is a medicare requirement for documentation purpose.
Conclusion:
97750 x 6 units.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 07th of October, 2011 04:56:29 AM

Arguments of Try Super sounds logical. Still, this is an area needed additional research.

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