Telephone assessment and management services provided by clinical staff

Online medical team conferences or consultations.

Details

CPT code:

98966-98968

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Various, often used by multiple specialties for telemedicine

Type:

Telehealth Medical Team Conferences

CPT codes 98966-98968 are designated for online medical team conferences and consultations. These codes are highly relevant in the telehealth landscape, where healthcare teams collaborate remotely to discuss patient cases, exchange insights, and provide comprehensive care. They are instrumental in supporting team-based telehealth approaches.

Under what category does Telephone assessment and management services provided by clinical staff fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Telephone assessment and management services provided by clinical staff?

Per online medical team conference or consultation

Modifiers

Typically, no modifiers are applied, but -95 for synchronous telemedicine service can be used

Clinical use

These codes are used for online medical team conferences or consultations, supporting collaborative, remote discussions and planning for patient care among healthcare teams.

Documentation

Documentation for online medical team conferences or consultations should include patient information, the reason for the consultation, details of the discussion and decisions made during the team conference, and the date of the consultation. Complete records support collaborative care and billing.

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