|CPT Coding and Documentation Update: 2013 CPT Coding Changes||Course Description: The Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes used by psychiatrists have undergone major changes in 2013. This course will familiarize participants with these new codes and how to document for them, as well as providing them with information about the remaining codes in the Psychiatry section of CPT, and the codes in the Evaluation and Management section of CPT, which are critical to psychiatrists under the coding framework put in place for 2013. The course is for clinicians (psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers) and their office personnel who may assist them with coding and billing. Course attendees are encouraged to obtain the AMA’s 2013 CPT Manual (CPT codes are developed and copyrighted by the AMA) and read the following : 1) the Guideline Section for the Evaluation and Management codes; 2) the Evaluation and Management Codes themselves; and 3) the section on “Psychiatric Evaluation and Therapeutic Procedures.”
Education Objective:The objectives of the course are two-fold: first, to familiarize attendees with all the new CPT coding framework that went into effect in 2013 and all the codes that are now being used by mental health clinicians and to review issues and problems associated with payer-imposed barriers to payment for services denoted by these codes; and second, attendees will review the current AMA/CMS guidelines for documenting the services/procedures provided to their patients. Templates for recording evaluation and management services, initial evaluations, and psychotherapy services will be used to instruct the attendees in efficient methods of recording data to support their choice of CPT codes and the level of service provided.
CME Information: Earn up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Estimated Time to Complete: 4 hours
Program Release Date: August 2013
Program Review/End Date: August 2016
Course Fee: FREE (APA members); $50 (Nonmembers)    More info