July 22, 2021

Cognitive Impairment - Medicare Pay...

G0438 and G0439 or 99483. Familiar with these codes?

Yes, earlier G0505, now 99483, is used for billing assessment and care planning for patients with cognitive impairment.

During initial annual wellness visit (AWV, Code G0483) and subsequent AWV (G0439), Cognitive Impairment (CI) could be checked as part of the service. And if the provider detects the CI during the AWV, he/she can perform a detailed assessment and care planning and bill as 99483.

Medicare not only revised the payment for these services to $282 but also covers these via telehealth.

To find the complete details on Medicare coverage requirements and proper billing, use the link here: https://www.cms.gov/cognitive

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