CPT CODE 99080, 99090, 99091 - special review codes

CPT CODE and description

99080 - Special reports such as insurance forms, more than the information conveyed in the usual medical communications or standard reporting form - average fee amount - $0.00

99090 - Analysis of clinical data stored in computers (eg, ECGs, blood pressures, hematologic data

99091 - Collection and interpretation of physiologic data (eg, ECG, blood pressure, glucose monitoring) digitally stored and/or transmitted by the patient and/or caregiver to the physician or other qualified health care professional, qualified by education, training, licensure/regulation (when applicable) requiring a minimum of 30 minutes of time


Use Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 99080 for additional diagnoses

 BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York encourages claim submissions containing the maximum number of diagnosis codes along with CPT code 99080, which allows multiple ICD-9/ICD-10 diagnosis codes.

• Code 99080 can be used with Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes when a patient has multiple medical conditions, but only one procedure was performed in your office on the date of service.

• If you already use 99080 for other reasons, such as medical records or workers’ compensation, your practice management system should be updated to use this code for reporting additional diagnoses also.

• Some EMRs require every diagnosis code to point to a CPT code, while other EMRs do not; therefore, there will be occasional discrepancies between the number of diagnosis codes providers believe they are sending and what we actually receive.

• Some practice management systems limit the number of diagnosis codes that can be submitted with a claim. Provider offices experiencing system limitations are encouraged to contact their software vendor for assistance.

• The examples provided show how to best use  this code.

MEDENT Users Only: Use EXTDX or 99080 ANSI 5010 guidelines specify a maximum of 12 diagnosis codes can be sent at the claim level; however, charges can only have a total of 4 diagnosis pointers in MEDENT software.

To allow additional diagnosis codes to be sent on claims, MEDENT programmed a special house code – EXTDX – that can be entered at charge entry for the additional diagnosis codes.


How does this work?

MEDENT looks for any EXTDX code with a matching doctor, location, and date of service for the charge being billed.

The diagnosis codes listed on the charge activity of the matching EXTDX charge will be added to the claim. Up to 12 diagnosis codes can be sent.

Diagnosis codes beyond the maximum allowed per claim will not be sent.

MEDENT will not send duplicate diagnosis codes  on the same claim. The EXTDX feature will automatically work with any electronic or printed insurance claim.



Development of an updated treatment plan will be billed using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99080, “Special reports such as insurance forms, more than the information conveyed in the usual medical communications or standard reporting form.”



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Approved Codes

S5108 (Functional Behavioral Assessment, Initial Treatment Plan, and ABA rendered by authorized provider)

S5108 (Initial Functional Behavioral Assessment, Initial Treatment Plan, and ABA reinforcement rendered jointly by Supervisor and Tutor)

Pilot Assessment (OPBH 53)

1181F (Initial assessment by BCBA) with G8539 (Initial assessment & TP per 15 min units); G9165  (patient status code); AND G9166 (initial ABA TP goal); OR if no deficiencies found use G8542 with 1181F

99080 (Treatment plan updates) H2019 (ABA reinforcement rendered directly by Tutor) 96110 & 96111 (psychometric testing)

90887 (Progress meetings w/family) 99080 (Development of progress report and updated BP) Pilot ABA & Reinforcement (OPBH 52)

90887 (Quarterly progress meetings with bene’s caregivers)

S5108 (ABA reinforcement rendered jointly by Supervisor and BCaBA/Tutor)

H2019 (ABA reinforcement rendered directly by BCaBA/Tutor)

S5110 (Family/caregiver training by BCBA)

S5115 (Beneficiary ABA by BCBA)

1450F (Reassessment & TP update by BCBA) with G8539 (repeat assessment & TP per 15 min units); G9165 (patient status code); AND G9166 (ABA TP goal update); OR if discharge is indicated, use G8542 (continued ABA not indicated); and G9167 (discharge from ABA) with 1140F ValueOptions - TRICARE South ABA Benefits Criteria to receive ABA Enrolled in ECHO. Eligibility and registration are prerequisites to ECHO benefits being authorized

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