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Billing => Billing => Topic started by: rofakamrd on April 01, 2021, 12:02:22 PM

Title: modifiers for mental health
Post by: rofakamrd on April 01, 2021, 12:02:22 PM
HELP! HAVING A BRAIN FREEZE DUE TO LENGTH OF TIME... I NEED TO BILL A 90837 (MENTAL HEALTH) W/A CRISIS CODE OF 90840  WHAT MODIFIERS SHOULD I USE W/THESE CODES??? HAVENT HAD TO BILL ONE IN YRS!!!THANX
Title: Re: modifiers for mental health
Post by: Michele on April 01, 2021, 09:08:44 PM
If you are billing a 90840 then you would want to look at the 90839 in place of the 90837.  The 90839 is for a crisis and is for the first 60 minutes.  The 90840 is an add on for each additional 30 minutes and doesn't require a modifier. 

I hope that helps!

Title: Re: modifiers for mental health
Post by: rofakamrd on April 02, 2021, 02:28:17 PM
thank you!!!