12/14/2017
Berrie Center Implements New Billing Policy

In order to adhere to nationally recognized diabetes practice standards, the Berrie Center has updated its billing and office procedures. Starting January 1, 2018, patients will be charged $50 for each missed follow-up visit that is not canceled with at least 24 hours notice. Also, a $100 fee will be charged for a missed visit for a new patient or for a pump start that is not canceled with at least 24 hours notice.

“When you do not come for a scheduled appointment, it creates an unused appointment slot that could have been used for another patient,” explained Berrie Center Co-Director Robin Goland, MD, the J. Merrill Eastman professor of clinical diabetes at Columbia.

The Berrie Center will be charging for Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) device starts as well as follow-up data interpretation. Initial CGMS placement, calibration and training is billed under code 95250 and is covered by nearly all insurance plans.

Interpretation of CGMS data and advice about insulin dose adjustment is provided both in the office and remotely (or on the phone and/or electronically.) It is billed under code 95251, up to once monthly and is covered by nearly all insurance plans.

If you have any questions, please ask your physician or diabetes educator. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.