Alcohol and/or substance abuse structured screening and brief intervention services; greater than 30 minutes

CPT code 99409 designates smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit, intensive, greater than 10 minutes. In the landscape of healthcare services, this code is applied when healthcare providers engage in intensive-level counseling for smoking and tobacco use cessation, emphasizing the duration of the counseling visit, which exceeds 10 minutes.

Details

CPT code:

99409

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Preventive Medicine Services - Counseling Risk Factor Reduction and Behavior Change Intervention

Type:

New or Established Patient- Behavior Change Interventions, Individual

99409 plays a crucial role in healthcare, representing intensive-level counseling for smoking and tobacco use cessation. Healthcare providers utilize this code when engaging in counseling visits that exceed 10 minutes, emphasizing the comprehensive nature of interventions aimed at smoking and tobacco use cessation. Its use ensures accurate documentation of efforts in providing effective counseling for patients aiming to quit smoking.

Under what category does Alcohol and/or substance abuse structured screening and brief intervention services; greater than 30 minutes fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Alcohol and/or substance abuse structured screening and brief intervention services; greater than 30 minutes?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured screening and brief intervention services; 15 to 30 minutes.

Documentation

Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured screening and brief intervention services; greater than 30 minutes. Document the screening results, brief intervention details, and any referral recommendations.

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