Q:How do I choose between using a psychotherapy code with
E/M or 90862, the pharmacologic management code?
A: You need to consider the primary service you provided. If you saw
the patient for medication management and provided no or minimal
psychotherapy, choose 90862. If, however, you primarily had a psychotherapy
session during which you evaluated the patient's medication regimen, choose
the psychotherapy code with E/M that appropriately describes the length of
time of the session.
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