tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 6

Specialty Focus - Psychiatry: Test Your E/M vs. Psych Eval Coding Know-How with 3 FAQs

Don’t interchange E/M and 90792. If you code for a practice that provides mental health services, coding from the evaluation and management and psychiatric service codes can be a real puzzle. Take a look at the answers to these three frequently asked mental health questions to reduce the time you spend and frustration you feel when coding these encounters.  E/M vs. Eval — Which is Correct? Question: Our psychiatrist sometimes bills E/M codes for evaluations, but sometimes reports 90792. He says these are interchangeable. Is that accurate? Answer: When reporting an assessment of a patient, although your...

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