intake + therapy

mkm1517

Guru
Local Chapter Officer
Messages
141
Best answers
0
If a patient is seen from 8-9am for a diagnostic intake and then from 9-9.45am (same day, same provider) for psychotherapy counseling can you bill 90801 & 90806? The patient is entered in the computer system as 2 separate appointments with 2 sets of clinical documentation. I have a provider who has started doing this and I'm not sure I'm able to code for both. What are your thoughts? Thanks!
 
Messages
8
Location
Lexington, KY
Best answers
0
The description for the 90801 only includes initial services (history, mental status, disposition, communication with family, labs, etc) and not therapy itself. The only reason I would think you wouldn't be able to do this is the 90801 is not a time based appointment, so the 9-9:45 might still factor in to that diagnostic exam. Have you tried billing anything yet?
 
Top