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What code to use?

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    I have a patient that came in for a "medication and mood status update"

    The patient quit taking meds in Nov from what note reflects.

    Provider chose a 90862 which is med mngt, but the patient is no longer on meds, so I dont think I should use this code.

    From what I can tell, patient was basically seen to see how he's doing off meds. It really isnt med mgmt but isn't therapy either? Should I just bill an EM?

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    Duluth, Minnesota
    I'd code it out as the provider stated...

    it's "still" med management - provider is monitoring patient while off meds - I'm sure if the patient continues do well "off" meds, there won't be anymore med/mgnt visits...but, as for now, they're watching behaviors and status while off the meds.

    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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