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While it’s always a good idea to have regular meetings to discuss day-to-day practice operations, the beginning of a new year is a good time to think about strategy and whether or not you have to shift gears to make it in 2020. 
Say hello to a fresh set of E/M codes, effective Jan. 1, 2020, for patient-initiated services with a physician or other qualified health care provider.
Technological and generational gaps may still apply in the world of telehealth, but patients and medical personnel are wising up to smart technology and health care as future partners.
Question: Our doctor saw a patient who complained about his tobacco use but did not clearly express — at least so far as the notes show — a desire to quit. Can we infer from his bringing the subject up that he was asking for cessation help and bill 99406 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes)?
The time-based codes for advance care planning (ACP), 99497 and 99498, that debuted in 2016 have witnessed strong utilization and payment increases over the past three years.


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