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Psychology Question

Vicki Posted Fri 03rd of March, 2017 13:17:13 PM
I have a psychologist that said she can bill both the diagnostic interview 90791 AND Consultation Code 992443 or 99244 along with psych testing when she has a referral from a physician for an opinion or psychological clearance. Can you tell me if this is correct? Can 99244 be billed same day as 90791? If not, can diagnostic interview be billed on DOS and consultation code be billed on day decision was made and letter/ report sent to the referring provider?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 07th of March, 2017 08:37:01 AM

As per NCCI edits you cannot bill CPT 992443 or 99244 with 90791. E&M w/ Psychotherapy should not be performed on the initial visit. First visit is 90791 or 90792 and per the CPT instructions you cannot bill and E&M or psychotherapy code on the same day as the intake.

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