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Policy Change for CPT Code 99051

Effective July 1, 2006, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) made revisions to its policy for procedure code 99051 (Services provided in the office during regularly scheduled evening, weekend, or holiday office hours, in addition to basic service.) For providers with posted, regularly scheduled evening, weekend or holiday hours, reimbursement will be considered for procedure code 99051 in addition to the basic service for claims received for dates of service on or after July 1, 2006. This change applies to the BCBSNC plans of Blue Care, Blue Options, and Classic Blue.