AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 6 (June)

Medicine (June 2001)

June 2001 page 10b Coding Consultation Medicine, 96100 (Q&A) Question When reporting code 96100, Psychological testing (includes psychodiagnostic assessment of personality, psychopathology, emotionality, intellectual abilities, eg, WAIS-R, Rorschach, MMPI) with interpretation and report, per hour, should the time spent performing the interpretation and generating the report be included in the time calculation? AMA Comment Yes. Since code 96100 includes the work involved in performing the interpreting the test results, and generating the report, the time calculation should include the time spent performing these three components of the psychological testing service described in code 96100. Medicine, 96100 (Q&A)...

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