Author Topic: How many times per week can I bill for 90853 (psych)  (Read 1851 times)

cochrc01

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How many times per week can I bill for 90853 (psych)
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:54:57 PM »
Hello,

Does anyone know how many times per week a provider can bill the Psy Group code 90853 to Medicare? I was under the understanding that it was up to 5 times per week.

QueenAlicia

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Re: How many times per week can I bill for 90853 (psych)
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 11:29:27 PM »
Doesn't it depend on the authorization for the patient?


rdmoore2003

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Re: How many times per week can I bill for 90853 (psych)
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 10:17:19 AM »
you can bill medicare once a day.   if they flag it, you may have to send in a medical necessity letter.   with medicare,  you dont need authorizations for mental health.
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