Code 99072 (additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service[s], when performed during a Public Health Emergency as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease) requires clinical staff time beyond what is typical for an in-person, non-facility service. This includes activities such as prescreening a patient for infectious disease symptoms and instructing the patient on infection precautions that will be used during the visit, as well as time spent donning and removing additional protective gear. Additional supplies and materials used to prevent spread of the infectious disease (eg. personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies) are also included in 99072.

When a physician or other qualified health care professional (QHP) personally performs these additional tasks that would otherwise be performed by clinical staff (eg, due to unavailability of clinical staff), the 99072 requirement for additional clinical staff...

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