The codes and instructions for reporting chronic care management (CCM) services continue to evolve. The following are notable changes in 2022:
The addition of code 99437 allows physicians and other qualified health care professionals (QHPs) who personally spend at least 60 minutes in provision of CCM services to report 99491 for the first 30 minutes of service and 99437 for each additional 30-minute period of service completed in the same calendar month. Service periods of less than 30 minutes are not reported.
The Table provides a comparison of codes for reporting CCM and complex CCM services based on whose time was spent and the total time of service in a calendar month.
As with all codes selected based on time, time spent in care management activities must be supported by documentation. Time spent may be documented in health record notes for each care management activity. There is no set standard...