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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: Charlesg on August 21, 2011, 10:03:33 PM

Title: Coding
Post by: Charlesg on August 21, 2011, 10:03:33 PM
Does anyone on the forum do coding for their clients?
Title: Re: Coding
Post by: Michele on August 23, 2011, 07:36:55 AM
We do not do coding.  We will assist a provider in looking for an appropriate code and steer them to a couple of options so that they can decide what code they are looking for. 
Title: Re: Coding
Post by: Charlesg on October 01, 2011, 07:00:07 PM
Thanks for the answer. I was beginning to think most billers included coding was a part of their services.
Title: Re: Coding
Post by: Angie on October 03, 2011, 12:27:19 PM
What if we do not bill the insurance company directly but just provide our patients with a superbill of the therapy sessions when they ask for one to seek reimbursement from their insurance. We do this in house and the therapist gives me the notes and I code it because it is always only the typical 90806 etc codes. Do I need to be a certified coder to code those notes?
Title: Re: Coding
Post by: Michele on October 05, 2011, 06:55:05 AM
With therapists there are very few codes.  Personally I would just go over it with the therapist initially stating that I would go by the time indicated on the notes to determine if it's a 90804, 90806 or 90808.  ALso, I would just verify that they do a 90801 on the first session with a patient.  Then you would not need to be a certified coder.  You are actually not coding it, you are following guidelines from the therapist and using the codes that they want used based on their notes.