A fetal non-stress test (NST) 59025 is a noninvasive test performed on pregnant women in order to monitor the fetal heart rate. A nurse will listen to and record the baby’s heartbeat while the baby is resting and while the baby is moving. Not all pregnant women require an NST. It usually takes 20 to 40 minutes to complete an NST.
G0444 – Annual depression screening, 15 minutes
Medicare covers one depression screening per year.
Not covered if billed with G0402 “Welcome to Medicare Visit” or with G0438 “first Annual Wellness Visit” (as per NCCI)
Covered with if billed with G0439 “subsequent Annual Wellness Visit (G0439) ” and E/M
The annual depression screening will typically include a questionnaire completed by the patient, with the help of your primary care provider in some cases If the screening finds symptoms of depression, the primary care provider will provider in some cases.