AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 3 (March)

Psychiatry Services Update (March 2001)

March 2001 pages 5-8 Coding Communication Psychiatry Services Update The psychiatry codes in CPT are divided into two categories: 1. Psychiatric diagnostic or evaluative interview procedures, and 2. Psychiatric therapeutic procedures. The first category consists of two codes 90801, Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination, and code 90802, Interactive psychiatric diagnostic interview examination using play equipment, physical devices, language interpreter, or other mechanisms of communication. These psychiatric diagnostic interview examinations are most often performed during the initial phase of treatment, as the goal of the examination is to establish a diagnosis and treatment protocol for the patient. A psychiatric diagnostic interview...

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