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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Glendale, AZ

    Question Psych E/M Code with Modifier

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    I am not sure what modifier to use on a 90817 (Psychotherapy w/ E/M) when billed with 90853 (Group Psychotherapy). 25? 51?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    San Diego



    According to CCI, 90817 is a component of 90853 and the indicator is (1). Your modifier, if criteria met, would be -59 (on the 90817).

    Hope this helps!
    Sylvia Thompson, CPC
    Billing Supervisor
    San Diego, CA

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    Here is the link to CCI edits on Medicare website in case you need it.

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    Glendale, AZ


    That does help! Thx so much!!!

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