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Key coding considerations when treating patients with depression
Treating depression requires understanding the possible diagnosis codes. Please see the table at right for a selection of available codes.
Note: Although you must report a diagnosis code on the claim, Medicare does not require a specific diagnosis code for screening for depression in adults. Use Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code G0444 to report an annual, 15-minute depression screening for Medicare patients.
-Coding tables by Renee Dowling