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    Question Billing for Couples Counseling

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    Situation is a husband and wife are both seeking counseling services from a Behavioral Health Counselor. Is it appropriate for the counselor to bill the husband and wife individually for the services they are receiving simultaneously? The counselor is billing each with CPT 90847 for DX codes 296.2 and 309.0.

    Please advise. Thanks.

    -Pa Tang

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    You should be billing 90847 one time per couple. It is NOT appropriate to bill both of them a 90847. You can bill both of them individually if they each get own treatment individually, but so long as seen together, bill 90847, one time

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    Thank you 1073358 for your response.

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