2021 brings a new CPT prolonged services codes for use only with 99205 and 99215 and changes the rules for face-to-face prolonged care codes 99354, 99355 and non-face-to-face prolonged care codes 99358, 99359. Complicating the use of the new CPT prolonged services code is that CMS is proposing different time thresholds than those published in the draft CPT document. This webinar will describe how to use the new prolonged services codes, show the time thresholds published (as of the date of the webinar) by CPT and CMS and describe the changes to the existing face-to-face and non-face-to-face prolonged care codes
After the webinar participants will be able to:
- Use the new, 15-minute prolonged care code with 99205 and 99215
- Describe the coding rule changes to existing prolonged care codes 99354, 99455, 99358, 99359
- Know when to use office and outpatient visit codes without an add-on prolonged care code, based on time
p.s. What is the new CPT prolonged services code? We’ll find out when we get the 2021 CPT book. Right now, CPT and CMS are using a placeholder code, 99XXX.