Author Topic: Nutritionist billing  (Read 1150 times)

Cherylwilli

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Nutritionist billing
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:29:35 PM »
I bill for mental health providers and have been asked by a nutritionist to process claims.  This is the first time the provider has been involved with insurance--usually her clients are self-pay--and has no idea how to go about submitting a claim.  The HMO has given the provider a fee schedule w/appropriate CPT codes, but these are only in increments of 15 mins.  The provider's sessions are 50-60 mins.  Does this mean that I can only bill for 15 min. sessions or is there a way around this?  If this is the case, it may not be worthwhile for me.  Thanks.

Cheryl

Michele

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Re: Nutritionist billing
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 07:11:05 AM »
You just need to bill one unit for each 15 minutes, so for a 50-60 minute session you would bill for 4 units.

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Cherylwilli

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Re: Nutritionist billing
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 08:27:31 AM »
Your answer is so simple that it makes my question seem like a no brainer.  But billing for mental health is so straight forward, I had no idea.  Now it seems worthwhile to do her billing.  I appreciate your response.  Thanks.

Cheryl