Have questions about the new billing codes for advance care planning? CMS has posted a great FAQ to explain some of these.

CPT Code 99497– Advance care planning including the explanation and discussion of advance directives such as standard forms (with completion of such forms, when performed), by the physician or other qualified health care professional; first 30 minutes, face-to-face with the patient, family member(s), and/or surrogate CPT

Code 99498– each additional 30 minutes (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

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