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    One of our Psychologists will soon begin doing group therapy. I have seen that Medicare and Medicaid both pay...but I am confused about the units. Does anyone know if 90853 is for one hour, 30 mins. etc.? I have seen that a typical session is 60-120 mins. Also, my understanding is that 8-12 individuals allowed in the group?

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    Where did you find the information about how many people can be in the group?

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    Its not a time specific code (ie no per xx min/hrs in code description) so its 1 unit regardless of time
    COC-A (9/2016), CPC-A (11/2015), PAHM (2010)
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