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    Default A Psychiatric code for 60 min.

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    I woud like to know how to bill a appointment that is 60min long. Right now the therapists are using 90806 which is only for 45-50 min. I know modifer 22 is for extra time, but I know that some insurance companys do not reconize this.

    Any sugestions please would be great

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    22 is not for extra time it is for unusual procedural service. A procedure that is is some way more extensive than what is usual and customary for the normal. 90806 is not a timed service the 45-50 is an approximate of the amount of time, your therapist may go longer but there is no way to charge additional for it.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you. Was a little confused on the 22.

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    Apr 2007
    Temple, TX


    Per CPT Assistant, you are allowed to use the 22 modifier for 90806.
    The Oracle

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