Physician-related services billing guide update

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Effective for dates of services on and after February 16, 2019, the Health Care Authority (the agency) published an updated Physician-Related Services Billing Guide. The updated guide is available on the agency’s Provider billing guides webpage.

What has changed?

The agency:

  • Added a listing of drug-related and respiratory supplies that do not require a physician signature/co-signature when being ordered
  • Changed CPT code 81299 to 81229 to fix a typographical error
  • Corrected the agency’s fax number providers must use when requesting prior authorization
  • Changed or removed HCPCS codes from the table under Drugs dispensed to managed care clients but reimbursed through fee-for-service

See the What has changed table in the revised guide for a list off all changes, including specific details.