AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 1 (January)

Medicine: Psychiatry (Q&A) (January 2010)

January 2010 page 11e Medicine: Psychiatry (Q&A) Question: If a psychologist provides psychotherapy in a patient’s home, what is the appropriate code to report for these services? Answer: There is no specific code to describe psychotherapy provided in a patient’s home. The existing psychotherapy codes listed in the CPT codebook are intended to be reported for services provided either in an office, other outpatient facility, inpatient hospital, partial hospital setting, or residential care facility. Therefore, the unlisted code 90899, Unlisted psychiatric service or procedure, should be reported when the service is provided in the patient’s...

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