Over the past several years, codes have been added to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) for reporting different levels and types of care management services. New codes for psychiatric collaborative care management (PCCM; 99492, 99493) are discussed in this issue of AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™. A code for care management services for behavioral health conditions, at least 20 minutes of clinical staff time, directed by a physician or other qualified health care professional (99484), was discussed in the October issue of this newsletter. How do these codes fit with or differ from chronic care management codes (99487, 99489, and 99490)? The following clinical scenarios illustrate the purpose and scope of work for each care management service:

Codes are currently available for reporting care management provided to patients with 2 or more chronic conditions expected to last at least 12...

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