Is it okay to use the time description in the order as the documentation of the psychotherapy time? The therapist selects 90832, Psychotherapy 16-37 minutes.
That isn’t sufficient. The therapist should document the actual time of the therapy session. Selecting the correct code in the order set that says “30 minutes” or “16-37 minutes” doesn’t validate the amount of time spent with this patient.JOIN CODINGINTEL for complete access to our library of medical coding resources for physicians and their staff.