This article is a summary of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) evaluation and management (E/M) codes that are most commonly used by primary care pediatricians to report services provided in the office setting for children who are experiencing anxiety or bereavement.
A new patient is one who has not received any professional services from a physician or another physician of the exact same specialty and subspecialty who belongs to the same group practice, within the past 3 years.
If the patient or family is present, the appropriate-level E/M code would be reported based on the place of service and total face-to-face time spent in counseling or coordination of care.
The pediatrician attends a medical team conference with a child's psychologist, school nurse, and social worker.
Note: The diagnosis codes that follow are used on occasions when circumstances other than...