Team Conference 30 min+

CPT code 99449 designates prolonged evaluation and management (E/M) service in the inpatient setting, requiring direct patient contact beyond the usual service time. This code is applied when healthcare providers engage in prolonged face-to-face time with inpatients, extending beyond the typical duration of E/M services.

Details

CPT code:

99449

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Non-Face-to-Face Services

Type:

Interprofessional Telephone/Internet/Electronic Health Record Consultations

99449 holds significance in the landscape of E/M services, representing prolonged service in the inpatient setting. Healthcare providers utilize this code when engaging in prolonged face-to-face time with inpatients, extending beyond the usual duration of E/M services. Its use ensures accurate documentation of efforts in providing extended care during patient encounters in the inpatient setting.

Under what category does Team Conference 30 min+ fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Team Conference 30 min+?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Prolonged evaluation and management or psychotherapy service(s) (beyond the typical service time of the primary procedure) in the office or other outpatient setting.

Documentation

Prolonged office or other outpatient evaluation and management service before and/or after the usual service; first hour. Document the prolonged service, including the start and end times, and describe the specific activities or discussions that required the additional time. (Comprehensive assessment and care coordination for patients with behavioral health conditions)

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