Unfortunately, no. Current guidance from the American Medical Association CPT®Assistant is that the cessation counseling directed to the parent cannot be reported as a service to the child. Codes 99406–99407 (smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes [99406] and intensive, greater than 10 minutes [99407]) represent services directed to the parent, though the child’s health may be affected. When parents are counseled on tobacco use in conjunction with a child’s preventive medicine service, the counseling is included in the preventive medicine service. Likewise, when provided during a visit to address a condition affected by tobacco exposure, the counseling is a component of that evaluation and management service. That said, if the parent agrees before the counseling is provided, it may be possible to create a record for the parent and file a claim to the...

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