I just got back from vaca and noticed your post.
I have never billed the 96118 but have billed the 96101 and we usually bill that after the Dr has finished his time with the patient or report. The test can be lengthy so This code states face to face and also time interpreting those test.
Regarding units so far I have found it depends on the ins on how many units they will accept. We do about 10 units with this code. So for example he does some face to face testing on day one and then does the interpreting of those test another day we usually bundle up the hours because that is what the code states per hour. So when he reaches an hour we bill the code if he does more than one hour we bill for more units. We try to get the bills out daily so if he is only spending 30 minutes day one that bill would be held until he reaches an hour another day and then billed. If he reaches 2 hours in one day that bill will go out with 2 units that day. Does that make sense?
The 96101 states Psychological Testing
The 96118 states Neuropsychological Testing
Hope that helps in some way.
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