Jul 1st, 2013
Proper documentation for restructured psychotherapy CPT® codes in 2013 is key. By Lynn Handy, LPN, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CHC, CCS-P It’s well into 2013, and you’ve been using the restructured psychotherapy codes (90832-90837) for some time. Now is a perfect time to review the new requirements for reporting these services. Are your physicians documenting their ...
Jan 29th, 2013
By Cindy Harms, M.Ed., CPC-I, CPC-H Sweeping changes to psychotherapy CPT® codes mean a fresh way to report changing modes of care, but they also mean new requirements must be must be documented and reported for the first time in many years. Time-based Psychotherapy Per CPT®, psychotherapy time is face-to-face services with the patient and/or ...
Jan 1st, 2013
By Chandra Stephenson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, COSC Set your mind to big changes in 2013 CPT® mental health reporting. Just when you get accustomed to the way things are, they change. Reporting psychiatric services in 2013 is a prime example: Although a few psychiatric services remain unchanged in the ...
Dec 28th, 2012
by Cindy Harms, M.Ed., CPC-I, CPC-H In 2013, CPT® codes for psychotherapy have changed to more accurately describe the practice of psychology: • Codes for diagnostic evaluation and psychotherapy can be used in any setting; separate codes are no longer available for outpatients and inpatients. • Add-on codes should now be used to describe interactive ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The practice of medicine constantly evolves. Established roads change direction. Familiar landmarks disappear, and new paths emerge. Even those who know the lay of the land can feel lost in an ever-shifting terrain of technologies, methods, and standards of care. To keep ...