tci E/M Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 6

Specialty Focus -- Psychiatry: Get a Grip on 2013 Psych Coding Changes Before Payers Come Knocking

Combat payer denials with solid code know-how. If your practice bills psychiatric codes, you’ve been hit with big changes this year — and likely, even bigger denials. The CPT® 2013 changes to psychiatry coding have wreaked havoc on many practices’ coding and billing departments. Major code revisions have led to confusion and denials — but we’ve scoured the details and will point you in the right direction. Review the New Code Groups This year you’ve got new code sets for these areas: Psychodiagnostic evaluations (90791, Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and 90792, Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services)...

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