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    Question ? on Family Therapy coding

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    Here's the scenario - parents come in with their two children under age 18 to see a Behavioral Health provider -- they visit with the provider for 30 minutes as a family. The provider then sees each child separately for 15 minutes each. Does this get one family therapy code (90847) or would it be more appropriate to bill a 90804 or 90806 under each child separately? If anyone can help out with this scenario it would be great. Thank you!

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    That is a messy one. I am not sure you should bill family therapy as I dont know the content of the visit. You really cant bill the 90804 for each 15 min visit, because you havent even met the 20 min therapy minimum.
    I am not much help. I think I would want to see the notes before I would feel comfortable giving you any good advice

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