Depression screening bundled into subsequent AWV

I know G0444 is bundled with G0402 and G0438. However, my question is can G0444 (depression screening) and G0439 (subsequent AWV) be reported together on the same DOS? There are no NCCI edits suggesting they are bundled, however, when we speak to a representative about the denial they are saying these codes are bundled.

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  • We are billing and getting paid for G0439 and G0444, we made sure to use Z13.89 on the G0444 even if they have a history of depression.

    Keri Yarbrough, Billing and Collections

    Physicians, Hospitals and Payers working together for the Patient
    751 E. Daily Dr. Suite 120, Camarillo, CA 93010
    Office: 805.256.7810
    Direct: 805.256.7821
    Fax: 805.256.7842
    keri.yarbrough@identityMSO.com

  • You do need to add modifier 59 to the G0444 when billing on same date of service.

    Dawn Breithaupt
    Preventive Medicine Associates

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Angela Briscoe [mailto:abriscoe@summithealthcare.com]
    Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 7:50 AM
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    Subject: [partb-l] Depression screening bundled into subsequent AWV

    I know G0444 is bundled with G0402 and G0438. However, my question is can G0444 (depression screening) and G0439 (subsequent AWV) be reported together on the same DOS? There are no NCCI edits suggesting they are bundled, however, when we speak to a representative about the denial they are saying these codes are bundled.
  • Yes because it's one of the requirements of the AWV is how I see it

    Karyn Cardenas-Foray, CPC, CPMA ,CHCA, CEMC,CIMC,CSEMC
    AHIMA ICD10 PROFICIENT
    Government Reimbursement Analyst-Sharp Health Care
    PFS-CCD 3rd Floor
    858-499-4382

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Angela Briscoe [mailto:abriscoe@summithealthcare.com]
    Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 04:50 AM
    To: Multiple recipients of list PARTB-L
    Subject: [partb-l] Depression screening bundled into subsequent AWV

    I know G0444 is bundled with G0402 and G0438. However, my question is can G0444 (depression screening) and G0439 (subsequent AWV) be reported together on the same DOS? There are no NCCI edits suggesting they are bundled, however, when we speak to a representative about the denial they are saying these codes are bundled.
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