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Pediatric Telephone CPT Code Usage Data

A few years ago, I did a review of the use of and payment for telephone-based CPT codes by our clients.  You can see the data, or read an example of a payer policy covering these codes.  The fact is, private payers have covered telephone calls for years.  Everyone thinks it’s a myth, yet Bigfoot …

Telephone Call Encounter Form

So, you get excited about all the information we’re sharing about the non-face-to-face codes (also known as the telephone codes) and you want to put this into action in your office…how do you do it? Among the issues to consider is how to actually document your encounter.   M put together a nice little “phone encounter form” which you …

Phone Code Update

A surreal moment – I am in Richmond, VA listening to Dr.Lander talk about coding during the Pediatric Alliance/VAAAP event while working on the blog.  And watching my laptopbattery drain quickly! About a year ago, we did a quick run-down on the “non face-to-face”codes, more commonly known as “billing for phone calls.” It was both encouraging and sad at the …

Non Face-to-Face Code Usage Among PCC Clients

I’ve mentioned the use of telephone codes in pediatric offices a few times previously, but it looks like I may have never actually provided any usage data!  It just so happens that the a good friend asked me, “Are most insurance companies paying for the 96110?” which made me wonder about any changes to the …

Verden Group, Telephone Codes, Harvard Pilgrim

I was paging through my daily Verden Alerts and I noticed that Harvard Pilgrim had released a new set of payment policies regarding E&M codes.  In fact, you can read it here on their WWW site, Verden just makes this a lot easier.  I suspect that most of you are like me and wouldn’t normally …

Fear And Loathing in Columbus, OH (UHC, Humana)

I am in lovely Columbus, OH, about to meet Dr. Lander, Donelle Holle, and some clients for dinner as we prepare for our pediatric coding and practice management event tomorrow morning.  We obviously won’t have the crowds we get in Washington or NYC, but it will be a pretty full room still!  If you are …