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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: barb2512 on February 23, 2015, 12:43:31 PM

Title: Code for watching video
Post by: barb2512 on February 23, 2015, 12:43:31 PM
Mental health therapist would like to bill insurance for the time client's are in her office watching a video on DBT. I am wondering if 98960- Education and training for patient self-management by a qualified, non-physician health care professional using a standardized curriculum, face to face with the patient.

It appears from the description that the therapist must be present during the viewing.

Any comments appreciated.

Thank you,
Barbara
Title: Re: Code for watching video
Post by: PMRNC on February 28, 2015, 03:06:27 PM
Yes, the therapist must be in the room as it's a "face-to-face" code.   I would think their liability insurance also wouldn't want them leaving a patient unattended anyway.