There are a variety of screening instruments for development, behavior, and other health risk assessments. What is the proper code to use for which instrument?
|Developmental assessment||Behavioral assessment||Health risk assessment|
What constitutes a 99214? What does “moderate medical decision making” mean?
Here’s a handy guide.
The AAP’s Coding for Bright Futures resource.
How much revenue can a pediatrician expect to generate from his/her outpatient and inpatient work? Get some estimates using this spreadsheet tool.
When is it appropriate to bill 99211 with vaccine administration? Only under very rare circumstances.
Coding advice from the AAP.
In this MGMA Connexion article, AAP members Margie Andreae and Gary Freed talk about how much money is left on the table when pediatricians habitually undercode.
If you use multiple developmental instruments, it’s appropriate to code a unit of 96110 for each instrument used.
Guidance from AAP’s Coding Newsletter, March 2008.
Use this 2-page worksheet to review charts at your practice, to ensure that the E&M code billed is supported by your documentation.