Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

Coding H0004

  • 1.  Coding H0004

    Posted 10 days ago
    I'm new to coding professional fee for behavioral health and have a question regarding definition of this code as it relates to the time component.  The code says "per 15 minutes" - what exactly does this mean?  If the visit is only 5 minutes, am I still able to report 1 unit of H0004?  Or, must it pass 15 minutes in order to report 1 unit?  Appreciate any insight you can share.  Thank you!

    Lynn A. Wall, RHIT, CCS
    Interim Coding Supervisor
    Maricopa Integrated Health System