Wiki Inpatient 90846

Saint Johns, FL
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I have an inpatient psychologist that wants to provide family psychotherapy w/o patient 90846 (patient is an infant in the NICU) to the mother. What dx should they use? Do they dx the mother? The provider wants to use the infants medical condition as the reason for the 90846, but i dont think it will get paid because medical dx are not on the LCD for 90846. I suggested F43- series but she said no because that would mean the baby has an adjustment disorder. I think the issue here is that they are submitting these charges under the baby’s name and not the moms. Does anyone know how this should get coded? Thanks