Author Topic: modifiers for mental health  (Read 150 times)

rofakamrd

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modifiers for mental health
« 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

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Re: modifiers for mental health
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: modifiers for mental health
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 02:28:17 PM »
thank you!!!

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Re: modifiers for mental health
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 02:28:17 PM »