psychiatry

  1. buskeys

    Question Behavioral Health and Psych Resources

    Hi! Does anyone have any good Behavioral Health and/or Psychiatry resources for coders? Whether that be books, manuals, articles, papers etc. Thanks :)
  2. K

    Hospitalists performing visits at I/P psychiatric facility

    We have a group of hospitalists (NPs) who perform medical evaluations (H&P) at an inpatient psychiatric facility. We are billing E/M codes 99221-99223 for the H&Ps and the psychiatrists are billing their psych codes. Our diagnoses are primarily medical. However, in a lot of cases the patient...
  3. A

    rule out

    I do physician coding for psychiatry in ED and acute care- I'm trying to find resources to educate physicians when coding rule out, possible, probable or any uncertainty codes- I want to explain/educate the difference between hospital/physician coding- I know that for uncertainty codes, they...
  4. A

    clinically infer to come up with diagnosis

    I'm fairly new to coding, however, as we all know the real world documentation is very different from textbook and examples- How far can coders clinically infer? say my doctor diagnosed the patient with bipolar disorder depressed and in the notes it says " patient endorses auditory...
  5. A

    coding for drug-induced mood d/o

    So patient is positive for alcohol, Cannabinoids, and benzos- is it appropriate to us DX F19.24 other psychoactive substance dependence w/o psychoactive subst. induced mood disorder? Or do I have to code for each one? F10.24 alcohol dep with alcohol induced mood d/o F13.24 for benzo F12.288...
  6. M

    Psychiatry E & M criteria

    Are there any resources for the E & M coding requirements that are special for Psychiatry.
  7. K

    Psychiatry initial in office consultation

    I am new to Psychiatry billing, I have a seasoned Psychiatrist who keeps telling me he has only been billing 90792 for his initial 90min in office consultation. I do not think that is right and am wondering why I am not also billing a 99205. I am guessing at his previous practice his coders were...
  8. J

    Psychiatry CPT Code questions

    Which CPT code would best reflect a 60min session? 90806/7- 45 to 50min or 90808/9 - 75 to 80min? Both face-to-face. What about 65min?
  9. J

    CPT Code question re: times on psychiatry

    Which CPT code would best reflect a 60min session? 90806/7- 45 to 50min or 90808/9 - 75 to 80min? Both face-to-face. What about 65min?
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