Which E/M service codes are used to report common diabetic care?
When providing services that Medicare considers medically necessary, internists can use office visit codes, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 99211-99215, to report those services. For preventive services not covered by Medicare, use the CPT Preventive Medicine Services E/M codes, CPT 99391- 99397. Q: How do I select the right level of E/M service to bill? A: Physicians typically determine their level of E/M service according to the type of history, exam and level of medical decision-making they used. Because many medically necessary E/M services furnished to diabetics involve a hands-on exam, you first need to decide whether the exam you furnished was problem focused; expanded problem focused; detailed; or comprehensive. You must then determine the text of history and medical decision-making you performed to arrive at your level of service. You can, however, select the E/M service level based on encounter time if counseling accounts for more than 50% of the total encounter time. Th