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Coding the ACT and Postpartum Depression Screening

  1. Question Coding the ACT and Postpartum Depression Screening
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    What is the best code to be using for these two screenings?

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    We include the ACT in the E/M since it is more a questionaire. The postpartum depression screening is coded using 99420 in our state (MN), since it is now a covered benefit for state public programs. You may want to review your state's coding recommendation on this service. I believe they use this same code in the state of IL.

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