Author Topic: Mental Health Codes- NON Psychiatrist  (Read 2753 times)

Christy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 282
Mental Health Codes- NON Psychiatrist
« on: January 07, 2013, 09:25:56 AM »
Do non- psychiatrists report E& M codes? ex.. PHd, PsyD, CSW, MSW, LCSW....

They obviously don't use med mngmt codes...right?

The above specialties CAN report 90791/90792?

when do you use E&M as opposed to 90791/90792?

thanks!!!

Christy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 282
Re: Mental Health Codes- NON Psychiatrist
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 12:14:43 PM »
E/M codes may not be billed by a psychologist; these are evaluation and management codes only, as it is evaluation and management, not therapy. These codes are for MD, PA, NP, CNS etc.

For the psychologist, the new intake code is 90791.


found this on another forum  ;D  maybe I am answering my own questions!

PMRNC

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4254
    • One Stop Resources & Networking for Medical Billers
Re: Mental Health Codes- NON Psychiatrist
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 02:02:04 PM »
Actually if you look at the coding descriptors it does NOT say MD any longer as there are certain providers who are able to now prescribe such as Psychologists. You have to check with your state and their scope of licensing. MOST of you who have psychologists will KNOW if they received this additional credential. The description is now available to "prescribers" it no longer states MD or physician.
Linda Walker
Practice Managers Resource & Networking Community
One Stop Resources, Education and Networking for Medical Billers
www.billerswebsite.com

rdmoore2003

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
  • Live Life and Love God
Re: Mental Health Codes- NON Psychiatrist
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 04:58:47 PM »
I have been informed by a few insurance carriers that for medication management with my M.P. (medical psychologist-has rx rights) he may only use 90863 with the therapy add on codes.   The carriers will not cover E/M codes nor the 90833, 90836, 90838,etc etc etc for him.
Regina

Christy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 282
Re: Mental Health Codes- NON Psychiatrist
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 10:36:51 AM »
thank you both for the replies!