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    Question PHQ-9 Screening Tool

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    Does anyone know if the PHQ-9 Depression screening tool could be billed using 99420 and 96110 by the patient's PCP? Please advise.
    Last edited by mariapuerto5@gmail.com; 10-03-2011 at 11:04 AM.

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    We have been using this screening tool primarily and is reflected MDM and medication management. As such, they contribute to E/M level rather than separate procedure codes.
    Use of PHQ-9, depending on results, can contribute to diagnosis codes, which may lead to comorbitity factors, again contibuting to E/M level rather than separate procedures.

    Welcome any different views, but that is how we use this tool in our office?

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