Coding for Social Security Disability Psychiatric Evaluations

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How do you code for Social Security Disability Psychiatric Evaluation Exams (without a full medical exam) performed by a Psychiatrist?

I dug and dug but couldn't find info on this anywhere and Social Security didn't know either.

I was thinking we would use both 90791 + 99456 if the Dr. was not going to be treating the patient.

The 99456 would cover that it is a disability exam and the 90791 would cover that it is a psych eval but no treatment.

Does this sound correct? Also, who pays for these besides attorneys... Medicare or is it HHS for each state? Thanks!
 
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