Wiki Billing for services before MH assessment?


Dufur, OR
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I work for a Medicaid organization and am wondering if it is appropriate to bill for services before an assessment is done.

For example...
1. Case Manager works on paperwork for a member for 30 minutes for housing prior to taking them face to face to Housing Authority for 1 hour- Can they bill 1.5 hours or only the 1 hour face to face?
2. A therapist reads and works on summarizing clinical documentation for an hour before their 1 hour face to face assessment- Can they bill 2 hours or only the face to face assessment time?

So in a nutshell- if services are being provided on behalf of a member or as part of a member's overall service for that day, AND there is contact with the member directly linking up those items, can non-face to face work time be encountered?

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