Is anyone billing the 99070 code? Here is the info:
Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other nonfacility service(s), when performed during a Public Health Emergency, as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease
Code 99070 is adjunct to basic services rendered. The physician or other qualified provider reports this code to indicate supplies and materials provided over and above those usually included with an office visit or services rendered. This code does not include eyeglasses; report the appropriate supply code if eyeglasses are provided. List drugs, trays, supplies, and other materials provided when using this code. Code 99072 reports additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time necessary to perform safety protocols during a public health emergency (PHE) due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease. Extra precautions, over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility services, are taken to ensure the safety of patients and health care professionals during in-person interactions while allowing for the provision of evaluation, treatment, or procedural services. Use of this code does not depend on a specific patient diagnosis.
Includes supplemental reporting for services adjunct to basic service provided.
Includes additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time required for patient symptom review, personal protective equipment (PPE) use, and heightened cleaning processes due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease during a declared public health emergency (PHE), as defined by law.
Excludes reporting more than one time per encounter, despite number services provided during encounter.
Excludes Supplies and materials provided, above those normally included in the encounter, unrelated to a declared PHE (99070).
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