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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: trinitymedbill on January 30, 2013, 01:51:15 PM

Title: Mental Health Phone Session
Post by: trinitymedbill on January 30, 2013, 01:51:15 PM
I bill for some mental health providers and they are wanting to do some phone sessions.  So far I have found out that one of our states' medicaid program (Bluecare/Tenncare) does not allow the codes 99441-99443.  Does anyone know if most insurance companies will or will not cover these codes?
Title: Re: Mental Health Phone Session
Post by: rdmoore2003 on January 31, 2013, 12:39:01 PM
I have never had an insurance to cover these codes when called to see if covered under the patients plan.
Title: Re: Mental Health Phone Session
Post by: PMRNC on February 01, 2013, 11:59:16 AM
SAME here, they won't pay, the ONLY time I have seen any carrier cover this was for a patient who has CFS and had an ongoing case management case setup with Cigna which included medical necessity for the phone consult.