5597Re: [MedicalBillers] Re: Medicare denials
- Sep 3, 2011Thanks, this was the G codes I was referring to. Our office hasn't started using them yet, I think it's time to implement them!
From: Melinda <melindadocsmith@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:10 PM
Subject: [MedicalBillers] Re: Medicare denials
In addition to what was already said...
Medicare does pay for the IPPE (Welcome to Medicare) - G0402 and now pays for the AWV (see below)
Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) - This is a new benefit beginning for dates of service on and after 01/01/11
G0438 – First visit
G0439 – Subsequent visit
No specific diagnosis code
Contact the local Medicare Contractor for guidance
Who is covered: All Medicare beneficiaries who are no longer within 12 months after the effective date of their first Medicare Part B coverage period and who have not received an IPPE or AWV within the past 12 months
Frequency: Once in a lifetime for G0438, Annually for G0439
Prior to 01/01/11: N/A
On or after 01/01/11: Copayment/coinsurance waived, Deductible waived
Melinda Brown, CMBS
--- In MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com, Halbert <halberts1@...> wrote:
> Ok so Medicare and I aren't friends apparently. I'm getting alot of them back with Non-Covered Charges. I billed for Preventative 99387 with V70.0. Where am I going wrong???
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