At some visits, psychiatrists and psychiatric NPs and PAs provide only medication management, and at some visits, they manage prescriptions and perform psychotherapy at the same encounter. There are specific rules for office visit code selection for medication management done at the same encounter as psychotherapy. Watch the video below for an explanation about how to select your level of service. Members can download the medication management and psychotherapy quick reference sheet to use as a reference.
Providing only medication management at the visit
The practitioner can use either medication management or time to select the level of E/M service, if that is the only service performed.. Codes are defined as time ranges. Use total time of visit on that date of service.
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