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    I know that a psychiatrist can but can a clinical psychologist bill for a pre-surgical consult? I'm pretty sure that they cannot but do not want to give out that infor w/o some confirmation.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    Yes, a psychologist may bill for a consult. Here's the catch: they cannot use an E/M code to capture that charge. My guess would be 90801--but without reviewing the documentation, it's only a guess.

    Good luck!
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    Thanks Kevin. I needed the confirmation before passing that info on to a client. Thanks also for the suggestion - I'll look into it further.
    How the heck do you remember all of those initials??!!

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