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Thread: Siblings to be counseled at the same time.

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    St Joseph

    Default Siblings to be counseled at the same time.

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    Please help, I am helping out a co-worker who bills for LCSW. She has a doctor who is sending her a brother and sister who she wants counseled together. The Question is--can you bill for individual or together and what codes would you use? Thanks for your help.

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    Portland Columbia River Coders #50301


    Based on review of code descriptions, I believe you would need to bill each child individually. They wouldn't fall under the group therapy code because generally this would be for 6 or more patients in the group. They wouldn't fall under the family psychotherapy either because no other family members will be present; it sounds like each child is being seen for his/her own issues.

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    St Joseph


    Thanks for the Info. Would you happen to know which CPT code to use?

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