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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: CMorgan on December 18, 2015, 07:34:55 PM

Title: Procedure code for Family Coaching
Post by: CMorgan on December 18, 2015, 07:34:55 PM
I am looking for a procedure code for Family Coaching. The previous biller used 90847 which is for Family Therapy. Problem is I also bill for Family Therapy with a Psychologist and the Family Coaching is done by a Family Coaching Certified Specialist. Could anyone recommend any codes that I could use? 
Title: Re: Procedure code for Family Coaching
Post by: Michele on December 20, 2015, 09:39:58 AM
There is not a specific cpt code for family coaching.  The 90847 seems like the closest description of course that is without any knowledge of what is actually happening.  IMO the only reason it is being called family coaching is because the person doing the session is a Family Coaching Certified Specialist.  But the reality is that it is basically a family therapy session with a different label.  I believe the code would be the 90847 but the rendering provider woud be the Family Coaching Certified Specialist.  Now the question will be does the insurance carrier recognize them as a covered provider.