Family Counseling Code

peeya

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I work for an internal medicine doctor & he want me to bill Medicare for family counseling.. How do I do that? Can someone please help..

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blonde01

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Yes the patient was present along with his family
What code exactly is he wanting to use? A regular office visit can be used, but the physician needs to document how much time was spent actually COUNSELING. If the time spent is over 50% of the visit, then the visit becomes TIME BASED. There are also Prolonged Services add on codes they can be used along with the office visit. Sometimes when a physician, other than a Psychiatrist or Psychologist, bills with a counseling code the insurance will not pay.
 
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