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    Default Psych specialty exam

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    If the AAPC had this, would you take it? I am curious how much interest there would be for this credentialing?

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    absolutely, I have asked them about it in the past.

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    Default Psych Speciality Exam

    YES! I work in a behavioral health clinic that deals with both behavioral as well as chemical dependency. I have found there are not many guidelines (reference materials) out there for this speciality. I think being certified in this area would definetely be a plus for me. I hope it comes soon!!!

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    I think it will be hard to offer a specialization, even though it would be nice. This is an area where there are a lot of gray areas and little information available. I have also found it very difficult to encourage documentation in psych/behavior health b/c the providers limit this information intentionally because they feel it is the patient's private information. The use of psych/behavior health codes also spans throughout many areas - I often see them used in endocrinology, specialty clinics (cleft palate and oncology), etc.

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