TBHI is delighted to be launching a series of Q&A from our audiences. In this blog, then interspersed with our other news and features, we’ll post a question obtained from one of our Trainees. One such question will be drawn and answered regularly. While we can’t answer each question individually, we will try our very best to respond to all your queries. Send us your questions/enquiry/concerns by dropping an email here.
Is there an insurance billing code for telehealth?
Yes, there actually are a large number of CPT billing codes that are specific to telehealth as well as a fairly extensive list that are specific to telebehavioral health. When you are ready to start delivering telebehavioral or any other kind of telehealth, ask the insurance carrier to approve you for telehealth sessions prior to delivering sessions. When billing, know which modifier to use, or not use. Use “-GT” after your normal CPT code if billing the “G” codes. When billing the “9” codes, do not use the modifier. Place of service codes are the digit “2”. Although a nuisance, it is wise to check with each insurer before billing. Once your claim is rejected, it might be too late to re-submit.