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Topic Originator: Lisa
Post Date October 26, 2008 @ 10:47 AM
smoking cessation reimbursement

October 26, 2008 @ 10:47 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Has anyone been successful with receiving payment using the smoking cessation codes when the doc discusses Chantix, etc. during the encounter?

October 26, 2008 @ 6:02 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I have been paid, but you need to know you must have a diagnosis other than tobacco use must be a condition such as asthma, copd, emphysema etc...( a condition that directly is affected by smoking.

Merrilee Severino
October 31, 2008 @ 7:57 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Phenominal as this is often overlooked in practices that do it all the time - make sure it is truly qualified as a smoking cessation counseling session (time based per the codes) and verify remaining visits allowed.  AHDS does this as part of their medicare verification always treats my customers/referrals like royalty including a free trial.

October 27, 2008 @ 12:35 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

which HCPCS codes do you use ???

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