Online Assessment, Unlisted Service

Prolonged Evaluation and Management (E/M) services are crucial in certain situations, demanding precise coding to capture the extended nature of patient encounters. CPT code 99439 designates prolonged clinical staff service (clinical staff is required) in the inpatient or observation setting, requiring direct supervision by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. This code is applied when clinical staff provides prolonged services in the inpatient or observation setting under the direct supervision of a physician or other qualified healthcare professional, extending beyond the typical duration of E/M services.

Details

CPT code:

99439

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Care Management Services

Type:

Chronic Care Management Services

In the realm of E/M services, 99439 holds significance, representing prolonged clinical staff service in the inpatient or observation setting. Clinical staff, under the direct supervision of a physician or other qualified healthcare professional, utilizes this code when providing prolonged services, extending beyond the usual duration of E/M services. Its application ensures accurate documentation of efforts in providing extended care during patient encounters in the inpatient or observation setting.

Under what category does Online Assessment, Unlisted Service fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Online Assessment, Unlisted Service?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Prolonged physician service in the inpatient or observation setting, requiring direct patient contact beyond the usual service.

Documentation

Chronic care remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services, clinical staff/physician/other qualified healthcare professional time in a calendar month requiring interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the month; each additional 30 minutes. Clearly document each additional 30-minute increment of interactive communication and treatment management services, including the specific services provided and any adjustments made to the patient's treatment plan based on the remote monitoring data.

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