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Behavioral Health Codes for Health Education Materials

Lyn Posted Tue 03rd of May, 2011 18:47:38 PM

Question 1: What codes would work for coding for small biofeedback devices, such as heart rate variability handheld devices for behavioral medicine interventions?
Question 2: Also, there are educational videos to train persons on how to change body temperature to reduce stress and to work with heart rate variability as part of the behavioral medicine intervention. What codes would work to reimburse for those videos? They are on-demand videos.
These are used as part of a 20 hour therapy intervention for cancer survivors suffering brain damage, memory loss and stress from their treatment and diagnosis.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of May, 2011 21:01:18 PM

Give me some time I will answer the question in the exact context ASAP.
For the time being, I am submitting a list of related codes:
9081X Approximately 45-50 minutes.
90875 Individual psychophysiological therapy incorporating biofeedback training by any modality (face-to-face with the patient) e.g. insight oriented, behavior modifying or supportive psychotherapy) approximately 20-30 minutes.
90876 Individual psychophysiological therapy incorporating biofeedback training by any modality (face-to-face with the patient) (e.g. insight oriented, behavior modifying or supportive psychotherapy) approximately 45-50 minutes.
90901 Biofeedback training by any modality.
90911 Biofeedback training, anorectal including EMG and/or manometry.
95999 Unlisted neurological or neuromuscular diagnostic procedure.
96150 The initial assessment of the patient to determine thebiological, psychological, and social factors affecting the patient¹s physicalhealth and any treatment problems.
96151 a re-assessment of the patient to evaluate the patient¹s condition and determine the need for further treatment. A re-assessment may be performed by a clinician other than the one who conducted the patient¹s initial assessment.
96152 The intervention service provided to an individual to modify the psychological, behavioral, cognitive, and social factors affecting the patient¹s physical health and well being. Examples include increasing thepatient¹s awareness about his or her disease and using cognitive and behavioral approaches to initiate physician prescribed diet and exercise regimens.
96153 The intervention service provided to a group. An example is a smoking cessation program that includes educational information, cognitive-behavioral treatment and social support. Group sessions
typically last for 90 minutes and involve 8 to 10 patients.

96154 The intervention service provided to a family with the patient present. For example, a psychologist could use relaxation techniques with both a diabetic child and his or her parents to reduce the child¹s fear of receiving injections and the parents¹ tension when administering the injections.
96155 The intervention service provided to a family without the patient
present. An example would be working with parents and siblings to shape the diabetic child¹s behavior, such as praising successful diabetes management behaviors and ignoring disruptive tactics.
97112 Neuromuscular Re-education (procedure).
97535 Self care / home management
97750 EMG Scanning complete muscle testing for physical therapists.
99090 Analysis of information data stored in computers.
G0195
G0196 Two relate to swallowing evaluation. G0195 for the clinical evaluation of swallowing function and G0196 for an evaluation.

90801 Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination
90802 Interactive psychiatric diagnostic interview examination using play equipment, physical devices, language interpreter, or other mechanisms of communication

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