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Family Counseling Code

  1. Question Family Counseling Code
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    I work for an internal medicine doctor & he want me to bill Medicare for family counseling.. How do I do that? Can someone please help..

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by peeya View Post
    I work for an internal medicine doctor & he want me to bill Medicare for family counseling.. How do I do that? Can someone please help..

    Thanks
    Was the patient present? I need more information.
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

  3. Default Family Counseling Code
    Yes the patient was present along with his family

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    Quote Originally Posted by peeya View Post
    Yes the patient was present along with his family
    What code exactly is he wanting to use? A regular office visit can be used, but the physician needs to document how much time was spent actually COUNSELING. If the time spent is over 50% of the visit, then the visit becomes TIME BASED. There are also Prolonged Services add on codes they can be used along with the office visit. Sometimes when a physician, other than a Psychiatrist or Psychologist, bills with a counseling code the insurance will not pay.
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

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