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Billing for social work time - LCSW

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    We just hired on a new LCSW to our Cancer Center. My questions is how to bill for her time for people who wish to discuss resources, referrals, etc..

    LCSW - cannot bill for Health and Behavior codes (96150-99368) and since patients are not presenting with mental health concerns codes (90801 - 90899) are not applicable either.

    Can anyone help?

    Thank you,

    April Espaniola, CPC

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    Can you bill incident to? I have no idea if thats allowed, but its just an idea that popped in my head. Otherwise I dont really know what to tell you.

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    Thanks! I'll look into that.

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    Did you have any other responses or find additional information regarding billing for LCSW in a Cancer Center?

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    According to a Medicare Advisory from Palmetto dated June 2007, a CSW can bill for 96150-96155. We are just looking into the possibility of a Social Worker in our Free Standing Cancer Center and am not finding anything stating we could not bill. Have you recieved any additional information?

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