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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: JoeSmith on May 14, 2015, 12:27:29 PM

Title: Telephone Psychotherapy
Post by: JoeSmith on May 14, 2015, 12:27:29 PM

I was wondering if anyone knew how to code a psychotherapy session if it is over the telephone and 2 hours or longer?
The session is over the standard 1 hour amount, and I can't use the regular office visit CBT codes as the visit is not "face to face."

Thank you,
Joe Smith
Title: Re: Telephone Psychotherapy
Post by: PMRNC on May 14, 2015, 12:32:06 PM
for non psychiatric providers look at CPT 99968
and for psychiatrists 99443

keep in mind that many carriers do NOT cover this unless there is case management involved because a patient cannot get to the providers office. You also want to make sure you have the right authorization for the telephone visits.