Question:

Are G0436 and G0437 the correct HCPCS level II codes to use for counseling to prevent tobacco use?

Answer:

Effective September 30, 2016, HCPCS codes G0436 and G0437 are no longer valid. These services should be billed under existing CPT codes 99406 (smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes) and 99407 (smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intensive, greater 10 minutes) respectively. This information and more can be found in Transmittal 3848 at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2017-Transmittals-Items/R3848CP.html.

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