tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 6

You Be the Coder: Know How to Use 90792

Question: How and when should code 90792 be billed? New Mexico Subscriber Answer: This code represents psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services. In this procedure, the provider performs a psychiatric evaluation of the patient with the aim of making a diagnosis. In addition to the diagnostic evaluation, he also renders some additional medical services. The provider performs a diagnostic evaluation that includes collecting information about present and past behaviour concerns as well as past family, medical, and social history. He may check the patient’s vital signs, perform an examination and review of systems, and assess the patient’s...

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