• Revenue Cycle Management
  • COVID-19
  • Reimbursement
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Retention
  • Staffing
  • Medical Economics® 100th Anniversary
  • Coding and documentation
  • Business of Endocrinology
  • Telehealth
  • Physicians Financial News
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Consult
  • Locum Tenens, brought to you by LocumLife®
  • Weight Management
  • Business of Women's Health
  • Practice Efficiency
  • Finance and Wealth
  • EHRs
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Sponsored Webinars
  • Medical Technology
  • Billing and collections
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Exclusive Content
  • Value-based Care
  • Business of Pediatrics
  • Concierge Medicine 2.0 by Castle Connolly Private Health Partners
  • Practice Growth
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Business of Cardiology
  • Implementing the Topcon Ocular Telehealth Platform
  • Malpractice
  • Influenza
  • Sexual Health
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Technology
  • Legal and Policy
  • Money
  • Opinion
  • Vaccines
  • Practice Management
  • Patient Relations
  • Careers

Quiz: Do you know your TCM codes?


How well do you know how to utilize Transitional Care Management codes at your practice? Take our quiz and find out.


How well do you know your Transitional Care Management codes at your practice? Take our quiz and find out. 



Answer: C. The 30-day period for the TCM service begins on the day of discharge and continues for the next 29 days. The reported date of service should be the 30th day.



Answer: D. Medicare will pay only the first eligible claim submitted during the 30-day period that begins with the day of discharge. Other practitioners may continue to report other reasonable and necessary services, including other evaluation and management (E/M) services, to patients during those 30 days.




Answer: B. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has established both facility and non-facility payment for TCM services. Practitioners should report TCM services with the place of service appropriate for the face-to-face visit.



Answer: A. In the scenario described, the practitioner must communicate with the patient by the end of the day on Tuesday, the second business day following the day of discharge.




Answer: A. There are two TCM codes: 99495, requiring moderate complexity of MDM and 99496, requiring high complexity MDM.







Answer: B. For 99496, the patient must be seen within 7 calendar days of discharge.


Thanks for taking our quiz! Don't forget to check out our other online quizzes here. Good luck! 

Have a coding question? Send it to us at medec@ubm.com.

Related Videos