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 ...