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PHQ9? depression quiz?

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    Hi everybody-
    One of my Family practice docs is asking if there is a CPT to bill for a depression questionnaire. He called it a PHQ9? It's a series of 10 or so questions asking the patient about the last two weeks-"have you felt sad, has your sleep patterns changed, has you appetite decreased?" etc.
    I will advise him about the 99401-99404 codes if he does that, but is there a specific CPT for giving the test or is that wrapped up in the EM code? Thanks!!

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    I have researched this before.. it is part of the E&M work.

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    Wichita, KS
    I agree that it is part of the E&M services, we looked into this a few years ago when the clinic I was at incorporated the PHQ9 tool into their practice.

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