CPT code 90832 describes a 30-minute psychotherapy session provided by a trained mental health professional to a patient to address and resolve their mental health issues and challenges.
What Is CPT Code 90832?
CPT 90832 describes a psychotherapy session that lasts 30 minutes with a patient.
Psychotherapy is a treatment method that involves a trained mental health professional working with a patient to address and resolve their mental health issues and challenges.
The provider may use various techniques and approaches to help the patient cope with and manage their symptoms, and sessions may occur in multiple settings.
The CPT book describes CPT code 90832 as: “Psychotherapy, 30 minutes with a patient.”
Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that involves a trained mental health professional helping a patient work through their mental health issues and challenges.
In this service, the provider is trained and skilled in using various psychotherapy techniques to help patients with psychiatric disorders.
During a treatment session, the provider will meet with the patient for a set amount, which can vary but is typically between 16 and 37 minutes.
During this time, the provider will work with the patient to address their specific mental health concerns and help them develop strategies for coping with and managing their symptoms.
Psychotherapy sessions can be conducted in different settings. For example, an office, online, or over the phone may involve a combination of talking, activities, and other engagement methods.
How To Use CPT 90832
CPT code 90832 can be used for billing a 30-minute psychotherapy session provided by a trained mental health professional.
If the provider also performs a separate evaluation and management service in addition to the psychotherapy session, lasting between 16 and 37 minutes, add-on code CPT 90833 should be used in addition to CPT code 90832.