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Topic Originator: MedicalHero
Post Date October 1, 2014 @ 4:03 AM
Physician and staff times in CPT fee schedule


MedicalHero
October 1, 2014 @ 4:03 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Dear forum members,

I've noticed that the physician times per phase (pre-, intra-, post-service) that are provided along with most CPT codes often don't add up to the "Total" physician times, even in the proposed 2015 version (most recent) of the physician fee schedule.

Does anyone know why? I noticed the same issue for non-physician staff times.

Example:
CPT-Code: 66985 (Insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis)

Pre-Service: 48 minutes
Intra-Service: 40 minutes
Post-Service: 24 minutes

Total time: 227 minutes (far too long for this procedure??)

Thank you



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