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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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 ]
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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 ]