AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 2 (February)

Medicine: Psychiatry (February 2006)

February 2006 page 15 Psychiatry, 90845 (Q&A) Question What is the intended use of code 90845, Psychoanalysis? AMA Comment Code 90845 is used to report psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis uses an investigative technique to gain insight into a person's unconscious motivations, conflicts, and symbols to effect a change in maladaptive behavior. Code 90845 refers to the practice of psychoanalysis and is not to be confused with psychotherapy codes. Reporting this code implies that the patient is being seen by a practitioner credentialed to practice analytic therapy and that psychoanalysis is the treatment being used with this patient. Psychoanalysis is reported...

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