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rdmoore2003

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Re: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2013, 02:13:30 PM »
Thanks for all the advice! I just recently received an email from BCBS saying: "Effective January 1, 2014, BCBSLA will allow payment for E&M codes and the following psychotherapy codes when billed on the same claim: CPT codes 90833, 90836, 90838." They don't say anything about same date of service, but we'll see how it goes!

as of 2013, blue cross is doing the following for medical psychologists:
if you bill  99213 and 90833, blue cross allows 0 for the 99213 and is paying for the 90833.   

as of 2014, blue cross will pay for the 99213 & 90833- just the reimbursement for the 90833 will be much lower......(the lower reimbursement for the 90833 with an actual payment of the 99213 will equal out on both codes instead of just one code)
Regina