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    Question Transitional code for intensive outpatient psych

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    Midwest Security is denying our claims for intensive outpatient substance abuse therapy, stating that we need to bill with a "transitional code." Any ideas on what this is?
    The patients are outpatient receiving approx. 3 hours of group/individual counseling. The claim is filed on a UB-04 with revenue code 0915 with type of bill 131 (outpatient hospital).

    Anyone know facility coding? Help?


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    I'm not much apprised of the billing leg of hospitals (too far removed from that), but are they talking about a partial hospitalization Place of Service code? That'd be captured in the Rev codes I'd imagine, but that's the only thing I can think of they'd be talking about.

    Hopefully someone will have more billing knowledge and comment here for you.

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

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