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Thread: 90817 vs inpt. codes 99231-99233

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    Default 90817 vs inpt. codes 99231-99233

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    Hi Everyone,

    I need help ASAP, as I have a meeting Monday at noon. I need a good explanation of what is the difference between 90817 and 99321-99233 or examples of documentation for each.

    Thanks so much,

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    the difference is elementes for using inpt e/m code, you need to have 3 key element history,exam and medical dicision making but using 90817 you need time and psychotherapy e&m that includes medical diagnostic evaluation that includes drug interaction and exam and drug mangment and interpretation of lab or other dx.

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