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Psych Eval for Spinal Cord Stimulator

KristenB

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If a patient presents to the office (mental health outpatient) for a psych evaluation, and they have no history of anxiety or behavioral health issues.. What ICD 10 codes can be used ? (chief complaint is a need for a psych eval so they can be approved for a medical procedure (spinal cord stimulator) )

Don't Z codes usually deny if they are listed as primary dx?
 
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Skymom

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Some of my providers use F06.x codes.

**As a side note, providers who do these types of evaluations should have a thorough understanding of chronic pain and its impact on an individual's mental health and family dynamics. The provider also should be fully licensed to perform the necessary neuro/psych tests needed to produce a valid and useful report for the referring physician.
 
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