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Fam Pract Manag. 2016;23(2):32-33

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Advance care planning

Who can provide advance care planning (CPT codes 99497 and 99498)?
Can advance care planning be provided by telephone?
When advance care planning is provided in conjunction with a Medicare annual wellness visit, is it paid as a preventive medicine service?
Does a provider need to spend a full 30 minutes providing advance care planning in order to report code 99497?

Coding bilateral procedures

Data elements and medical decision-making

Multiple digit procedures

Injured extremity examination


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