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Can a psychologist bill a consult?

  1. #1
    Nassau County
    Default Can a psychologist bill a consult?
    Medical Coding Books
    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

  2. #2
    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!

  3. #3
    Nassau County
    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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