Psychotherapy CPT Coding Guide

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This cheat sheet has a list of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that are available to therapists to bill through SonderMind, including their descriptions. 

Within the SonderMind portal, at StepThree of the claim submission process the selection of CPT codes are automatically tailored depending on the insurance/EAP/other billing method selected in the previous step.

We have listed the codes/descriptions here as a convenient reference sheet when getting accustomed to submitting claims within the portal.

Diagnostic:

  • 90791  Psychiatric Diagnostic Eval 
  • 96130  Psychological Testing, first 60 min
  • 96131  Add-on for Psychological Testing, each additional 60 min

Therapy:

  • 90832  Psychotherapy, 30 minutes (16-37 minutes)
  • 90834  Psychotherapy, 45 minutes (38-52 minutes)
  • 90837  Psychotherapy, 60 minutes (53 minutes and over)
  • 90846  Family or couples psychotherapy, without patient present
  • 90847  Family or couples psychotherapy, with patient present
  • 90849  Multiple-family group psychotherapy
  • 90853  Group Psychotherapy (not family)

Crisis: 

  • 90839  Psychotherapy for crisis, 60 minutes
  • 90840  additional code for an additional 30 minutes (75 minutes & over) used with 90839

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

  • 90853 Group psychotherapy
  • 90834 Psychotherapy with patient 45 minutes
  • 90832 Psychotherapy with patient 30 minutes
  • 90847 Family psychotherapy (conjoint psychotherapy) (with patient present), 50 MINUTES (26 MINUTES MINIMUM)
  • 90846 Family psychotherapy without patient 50 minutes
  • 99404 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ONLY

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