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Fam Pract Manag. 2003;10(1):17-18

1995 or 1997 guidelines?

HIV counseling

Pure tone testing: 92551 or 92552?

Transfer with discharge and admission

Home visit codes for homebound patients

Using modifiers -GZ and -GY

Postpartum care

Ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring

Injection code 20550

Editor’s note: While this department attempts to provide accurate information and useful advice, third-party payers may not accept the coding and documentation recommended. You should refer to the current CPT and ICD–9 manuals and the “Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services” for the most detailed and up-to-date information.

This is a corrected version of the article that appeared in print.


Send questions and comments to, or add your comments below. While this department attempts to provide accurate information, some payers may not accept the advice given. Refer to the current CPT and ICD-10 coding manuals and payer policies.

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