I’ve seen it posted as a question on podiatry Facebook pages and have received emails from my practices asking about 99072 (Are others using it? What are they entering for a charge and is anyone getting paid?).
When I need answers to questions like these, I turn to the experts. . .
Here is the response from Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC of CME Online (a trusted colleague and source of valuable information).
(Description) 99072: Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when performed during a Public Health Emergency as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease.
(Commentary) 99072 is effective for use immediately, however, getting paid is the tricky issue. The code was announced prior to the establishment of the its value, so there was immediate confusion about the amount to charge for 99072. More importantly, the America Medical Association makes it clear that reimbursement (as well as other requirements such as documentation) is up to each payer.
(Message to Doctors): Watch for news regarding payment for this new code and advocate for its coverage!