I actually had someone ask this the other day. Maybe this will help...
Psychologists provide—but are not recognized by Medicare for—these E/M services: consultations, psychotherapy for patients who either are on psychotropic medications or have other physical medical illnesses that affect their mental health, and care provided to nursing home residents. Psychotherapy and psychological testing now account for the majority of Medicare billing by psychologists. Nonetheless, in circumstances where a psychologist's work is more appropriately defined as E/M, the psychologist should be permitted to bill for those services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
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