Once you make the leap to leave your comfort zone, use your nervous energy to captivate the audience. Everybody is nervous presenting in front of peers, especially if it is their first time. For introverts, the thought of standing in front of a crowd may even send chills of fear up their spine or make ...
When you prepare yourself and have a test-taking strategy, panic subsides. By Melissa Kirshner, CPC, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow For many, the pressure and stress of passing the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam manifests itself in physical and emotional ways. For example, I had horrible dreams every night leading up to it. I’d cautiously open ...
In Coding
Oct 9th, 2017
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is excessive fear and worry that an individual finds difficult to control. The disorder develops gradually, and can begin at any age. According to the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six ...
In Coding
Aug 16th, 2016
Noridian Healthcare Solutions is initiating a service-specific targeted review for mental health CPT® code 90834 Psychotherapy, 45 minutes with patient and/or family member. The Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) says data analysis has identified a potentially high use of this code in Jurisdiction E (California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands). Are ...
Aug 1st, 2013
Major revisions in CPT’s® Psychiatric section brings changes to reporting mental health services. By Joyce Will, RHIT, CPC Prior to 2013, psychotherapy code sets contained options for reporting services with or without evaluation and management (E/M) components. As of Jan. 1, 2013, any E/M service a psychiatrist performs must be reported using the same E/M ...