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    Question Video conference assessment patient between hospitals

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    Can a psychiatrist assess a patient for Baker Act via video/audio conference in a patient's room between hospitals? This would be the same hospital system. If the psychiatrist could not be present face to face what code could be reported or would this not even be a billable service such as 99444 on line E/M?

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    You need to read up on the rules and see if you can bill as a telehealth service. You would bill regualar psych codes with a special modifier, but I dont know all the specific criteria to be able to bill.

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