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    Psychotherapy 90804;90806;90808 does the provider needs to document the start and end TIME?


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    Yes, they are time driven codes. The audit that we went thru from Medicare indicated that as well.

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    This question is for smdumpert. Where is it documented that the doctors must document "time start" and "time end" on the psychotherapy code. I have been looking for them to give to my director. I know I have seen it and even heard it at an CEU class but I need the actual documentation for my director. He is telling me that it is total time is all that needs to be documented. Thanks, for your help.

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