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CPT coding guides

How to use CPT code 90837

The 90837 CPT code is often understood to be the standard of a therapy session among providers. However, insurers have a tendency to flag 90837 more frequently than other codes.

How to use CPT code 90837

How to use CPT code 90834

The “45 minute” session is a core element of mental health care, so it’s vital that every provider knows how to apply the 90834 code to their work.

How to use CPT code 90834

How to use CPT code 90791

Code 90791 is officially deemed a “diagnostic evaluation,” but you might know it better as an initial assessment. It typically happens in your first session with a client.

How to use CPT code 90791

How to use CPT code 90792

Because 90792 can only be billed by psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, it’s a less commonly used code for intake assessments, but has many of the same expectations.

How to use CPT code 90792

How to use CPT code 90832

If your client demonstrates a clinical need for shorter therapy sessions — or you need to end a session earlier than planned — 90832 might be the right way to bill.

How to use CPT code 90832

How to use CPT code 90846

Family therapy can be a covered benefit for many care-seeking couples and households, but you should understand how to leverage code 90846 effectively for clinically-focused sessions.

How to use CPT code 90846

How to use CPT code 90847

Code 90847 represents a session where the identified patient actively participates, giving the provider important visibility into the ways family interactions can contribute to or alleviate a patient’s condition.

How to use CPT code 90847