A new fee code is now available to fee-for-service family physicians for enhanced care of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The new code (522) is an add-on to an office or hospital outpatient partial assessment or to a chronic disease management visit. This code is also payable as an add-on to the following visits which occur in a home or DHCS long term care facility: 210, 246a, 252, 285, 286a, 292. This code is payable to the family physician who is most responsible for the majority of the patient’s longitudinal care. Fee code 522 can be billed to a maximum of two billings per patient for a maximum of eighty patients per physician per billing year. To learn more about the COPD code, please read the announcement.