Psychiatric Care With Medication Management

Psychiatric care with medication management is a form of outpatient treatment that includes determining the patient’s needs, issuing a prescription, and performing ongoing medical monitoring. Follow-ups occur once a month to every three months, as long as the patient isn’t experiencing problems with medication or a mental health crisis, which would require additional visits deemed necessary for safety. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are commonly used for treatment-related depression.
Common Reasons for Referral:
  • Suicidality 
  • Psychotic symptoms 
  • Diagnostic questions 
  • Developmental problems (children/adolescents)
  • Management review
  • Psychopharmacology assessment/advice
  • Abnormal bereavement 
  • Family dysfunction 
  • Substance abuse/addiction 
  • Signs of dementia 
  • Sleep problems 
  • Sexual dysfunction 
  • Physician frustration, anger, impotence 
Services Include:
  • A diagnostic intake session on the first visit (CPT: 90792)
  • 30-minute check-ups after your initial visit (CPT: 99213)
  • Follow-ups typically happen once every month to once every three months, as long as the patient is not having problems with medication or experiencing a mental health crisis. In those cases, visits to the psychiatrist should occur as often as deemed necessary.