Psychiatrists and psychiatric NPs and PAs often use E/M codes to report services. In addition to using a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation code, 90792, they may bill for initial hospital services, ED visits, office visits or other E/M services. If using an E/M service, the most commonly used exam is the 1997 single specialty psychiatry exam. Use the exam example below to meet the requirements of a comprehensive, using the 1997 single specialty psychiatry exam.
For more information about coding for Behavioral Health Services, see our Roadmap to Behavioral Health