Oct. 1 changes make smoking cessation easier — but watch out for denial traps

10/5/2016 8:09 AM

     Replace the G codes you’ve been using to bill for smoking cessation counseling of patients who smoke but are asymptomatic (G0436, G0437) with two CPT codes as of Oct. 1, CMS tells Part В News.
     The codes you’ve been using for symptomatic patients — 99406 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes) and 99407 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intensive, greater than 10 minutes) — will be appropriate for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

 

Reprinted from Part B News

Oct. 1 changes make smoking cessation easier — but watch out for denial traps