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pattil88

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Re: mental health
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2011, 09:43:42 AM »
Maybe this will help - this article deals w/psychological testing and date of service:

https://questions.cms.hhs.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/9182

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Re: mental health
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 11:40:18 AM »
I was able to find this on cms website:

The psycholoist is expected to bill for the work he/she performed on that date of service.  If all of the testing is conducted by a psychologist, then the professional code should be billed for the time spent on test administration, interpretation and report preparation, as well as integration of previously interpreted test results into a comprehensive report ( 96101)

Only the appropriate technician administered or computer administerd codes can be billed on the actual date of service if a psychologist interprets and writes a report on individual tests administered by a technician (96102) or computer (96103).  The interpretation and reporting of the individual test results by the psychologist which may sometimes occur on a different date than the testing date are already captured in the payment for the technician and computer-administered codes.

I also found this with bc and magellan etc.   Is the interpretation that since he does the report on a different day for 96101, that it can be billed as date of report????
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Re: mental health
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2011, 10:15:15 AM »
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I was able to find this on cms website:

The psycholoist is expected to bill for the work he/she performed on that date of service.  If all of the testing is conducted by a psychologist, then the professional code should be billed for the time spent on test administration, interpretation and report preparation, as well as integration of previously interpreted test results into a comprehensive report ( 96101)

Only the appropriate technician administered or computer administerd codes can be billed on the actual date of service if a psychologist interprets and writes a report on individual tests administered by a technician (96102) or computer (96103).  The interpretation and reporting of the individual test results by the psychologist which may sometimes occur on a different date than the testing date are already captured in the payment for the technician and computer-administered codes.

I also found this with bc and magellan etc.   Is the interpretation that since he does the report on a different day for 96101, that it can be billed as date of report?Huh

No, what it means is that if the report was done separately on another day it was already captured in the pmt for the administered code on the testing date.
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