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99354 vs 99415

Marilyn Posted Fri 08th of April, 2016 10:30:08 AM
Which would be an appropriate add on code for a Clinical Phychologist, for example "90837"?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 11th of April, 2016 05:10:31 AM
Thanks for the Query For cpt code 90837, 90838 is add on code and 90838 is biiled if a separate E/M service is performed during the same encounter as the 53 minutes or more of psychotherapy. Same for other codes of Clinical Phychologist like 90832, +90833, 90834, +90836, 90837 and +90838. 90837 Psychotherapy, 60 minutes with patient and/or family member. +90838 Psychotherapy, 60 minutes with patient and/or family member when performed with an evaluation and management service (List separately in addition to the code for primary procedure) +90785 Interactive complexity (List separately in addition to the code for primary procedure) Use this 90785 add-on code with 90832, +90833, 90834, +90836, 90837 and +90838 for interactive psychotherapy. 99201-99205 for new patients OR 99211-99215 for established patients for: Pharmacologic management, including prescription, use and review of medication with no more than minimal medical psychotherapy. Use 90833, 90836 or 90838 when psychotherapy is also provided during an encounter for pharmacologic management.

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