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    Smile Medical Evaluation while In patient in Psych Unit

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    Currenlty I work in the Behavioral Health.
    My company is going Intergrated with Primary Care services. Here is the question that I have. If a patient is InPatient at our Psych facility, how do we bill if a medical doctor does a medical evulation? (lets say it is not done on the date of omission, that I get.) My thoughts are to bill 99232, 99233 or 99234 depending on the complexity of medical issues/ time spent on exam/decision making etc.

    Thank you for your time on this question

    Lisa Basham, CPC
    Director of Data Services

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    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    Those sound about right. If a medical provider is seeing the patient for non-mental health issues, you would typically utilize the 99231-99233 code set, as long as the patient is still IP.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    Thank you for your response.
    Have a great day!!

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