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CPT modifier for Telemental health

There are two different modifiers that are used when billing a Telemental health session.

  1. If you're billing a commercial insurance payer, the modifier should be "95."
  2. If you're billing Medicare, the modifier should be "GT"

How do I add the modifier to my claims?

You can manually add modifiers to your insurance claims in SimplePractice. Just go to a client's Billing page, create a claim, and manually add the modifier to box 24D of the claim form. 

 

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Once you've added the modifier to your claim, you can either Save or Submit your claim. 

 

How do I add the modifier to my Superbills?

To add a modifier to a Superbill, you will need to create a custom code:

  1. Go to My Account > Settings > Billing > ServicesAdd New Service.
  2. Enter the information for the custom service code with the modifier "-95". For example, to add the telemental health modifier to 90834, create code "90834-95".
  3. Enter Description > Fee > Duration > any other options you'd like for this code > Save.
  4. When you create a Telehealth session you're going to need a Superbill for, make sure to use this code.
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  5. When you create the Superbill, you will notice that the modifier will be displayed next to the CPT code.
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