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Nov 25th, 2015 - medhari15 3 

Mental health services rendered in POS -23


Mental health carrier denied stating the CPT® codes 99281 - 99285 are invalid CPT® codes and the DX codes billed for mental health. Please suggest me solution for possible reimbursement on these services. Thank you for your consideration.

Nov 25th, 2015 - jvosfernea 66 

re: Mental health services rendered in POS -23

I'm not sure why the choice was made not to use 90839-90840 (Psychotherapy for Crisis) for a Mental Health contact - whether in the ER/ED or elsewhere? Is there more info that swayed you in the 99281 direction?

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