smoking cessation documentation

what kind of documentation requirements are you looking for when billing
99406 smoking cessation. is" Fatal myocardial infarction with tobacco
use was discussed with the patient who expressed a good understanding.
Smoking cessation was strongly encouraged" good enough?

Sarah Tupper, CMC
Billing Supervisor
Mohawk Valley Cardiology, PC
1676 Sunset Ave, 1st Floor
Utica, NY 13502
P: 315-624-8146
F: 315-624-8128


  • edited May 2017
    Time would also need to be documented. This is a time driven code, without time documented the code would not be supported.

    Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes

    Kelly Eccles, CPC, CPPM, CRC
    Manager-Coding Compliance/Education Services

    Summit Health Management
    34 Mountain Blvd. Building C
    Warren, NJ 07079
    P. 908-790-6560 
    F. 908-790-6533
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