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Sep 2nd, 2015 - grammag50

telephone psychotherapy

We have a couple of psychologists who have or have had pregnant patients who have been placed on bedrest. Some of these patients have asked for their provider to provide telephone psychotherapy since they cannot be out of bed. What code would we use for this service and is it payable or would it need to be self-pay?

We have discussed:
• the 90899 unlisted procedure
• no E/M codes since it is not a physician
• 98966- 98968, no because it is psychiatric and not medical problems
And with that, we feel the best option would be 90899. Are we missing something in all of this? Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks.




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