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Choose Different E/M Codes for Psych Evals When Focus Changes

Question: When I looked through the kind of work that our psychiatrist does, he mostly does an evaluation of the patient in the initial visit and, in most cases, performs medication management and psychotherapy in the following visits. The person prior to me was mostly reporting 90792 for the evaluation of the patient, 90834 for the succeeding visits, and 99212 [...]