Psychotherapy for Crisis Services and Procedures CPT® Code range 90839- 90840

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Other Psychiatric Diagnostic Procedures 90839-90840 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 90839- 90840
Psychotherapy for Crisis Services and Procedures
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November 14, 2022
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CPT codes: 90785, 90791, 90792, 90832, 90833, 90834, 90836, 90837, 90838, 90839, 90840, 90845, 90846, 90847 and 90853. ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity Article ID A57520 Article Title Bi... [ Read More ]
Hi Taliafate Ensure document properly, listing medication prescribed given, and dx range from F11 to F14 F16 F17 linking with description of care given. Medicare coverage is lsited as such...there are... [ Read More ]
Hello, I have a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who had her normal, scheduled psychotherapy session with an established patient that was 60 minutes long, however at the end of the session, the ... [ Read More ]
There is no place-of-service restriction on 90839-90840. The question would be if the "therapist" were eligible to bill in a hospital setting. Quite a while ago, I had an issue where an LCSW (Licens... [ Read More ]
Can you bill 90839-90840 for a therapist in the ED ( called in for crisis intervention) as well as the ED physican's fee?... [ Read More ]
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To answer Cherylpeters question, both the guidelines and the code description are accurate. The code description for 90839 is psychotherapy for a crisis, first 60 minutes. The guidelines help us under... [ Read More ]
Might I also ask a related question. We have a clinician who billed 240 minutes for a crisis situation. She billed the 90839 for the initial 60 minutes and 6 units for the 90840. Based on the clini... [ Read More ]
I want to say that the answer is 90839, because this code encompasses 30-74 minutes. anytime beyond (75 mins or greater) you would append the add on. (it would then be 90839 , +90840)... [ Read More ]
In the guidelines for code 90839, it specifies to use this code for "first 30-74 minutes of psychotherapy for crisis on a given date". However, the code description states: 90839--Psychotherapy fo... [ Read More ]