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New codes 2018

  • 1.  New codes 2018

    Posted 01-17-2018 07:52
    I read in AAFP FPM blog this am-
    4 code changes not to miss for 2018.
    All interesting to me.

    I’m wondering if anyone had experience with the old code G0505 listed below.
    Seems plenty worth using is you actually get paid. I wonder if private insurance will now cover?

    “Cognitive assessment and care plan services CPT code 99483, “Assessment of and care planning for a patient with cognitive impairment, requiring an independent historian, in the office or other outpatient, home or domiciliary or rest home,” replaces HCPCS code G0505. Code 99483 can be billed once every 180 days per physician or qualified health professional (QHP). Medicare’s national payment allowance for this service is $241.85.”

    Melissa Weakland, MD
    Ballard Neighborhood Doctors
    5416 Barnes Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107
    Phone: (206)-297-7678
    Fax: (206)-297-5930