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 ...
May 1st, 2012
Better Documentation + Better Compliance = Better Quality of Care By Richard Skaff Behavioral health has struggled with regulatory compliance, including documentation, billing and coding, treatment plans, and medical necessity. A “top down” approach to address shortcomings in behavioral health practice and diagnostics is the ultimate solution, but common sense and improved documentation will go ...
Mar 1st, 2011
Whether it is a staged accident or upcoding a physician service, fraud costs everyone. By Anita Barsalou, CPC Working in the insurance industry for over 27 years has led me to realize just how much insurance fraud costs us as consumers and as a society. This is not a victimless crime. We’re all affected by ...