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    Good afternoon,

    I would like to get some ideas on how to code for Buprenorphine/counseling which is used for Opioid Dependence patients in an outpatient hospital clinic by a Medical Doctor and is it different for a Psychiatry physician in the Psychiatry clinic.

    Thanks in advance for your response.
    Last edited by yankees; 02-26-2009 at 10:46 AM.

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    I have never coded this before, but this is what I would think. I think the medical dr should just use EM codes and code based on time. Read the CPT rules for billing on time.
    For the mental health provider, I would think that they could use either EM codes (if dr is a pscyiatrist) or they could probably just use therapy codes, so long as they are using therapeutic measures to help pt overcome the problem.

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    We provide this service in our clinics. The MD Psychiatrist bills for the type of service provided either a half w/EM (90805) or a Med. Managment (90862) and then if they actually gave the medicine, then we charge for that as well.

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