CPT Handbook for Psychiatrists

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Proper coding and documentation are vital to getting paid, especially in today's healthcare environment, yet specific information on coding for mental health services is often difficult to find. The third edition of this concise, easy-to-read handbook offers the essential reference for mental health professionals. Marking more than a decade of experience, this practical handbook represents the collective wisdom of the APA's Committee on RBRVS, Codes, and Reimbursements and covers changes mandated by the Health ...

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Overview

Proper coding and documentation are vital to getting paid, especially in today's healthcare environment, yet specific information on coding for mental health services is often difficult to find. The third edition of this concise, easy-to-read handbook offers the essential reference for mental health professionals. Marking more than a decade of experience, this practical handbook represents the collective wisdom of the APA's Committee on RBRVS, Codes, and Reimbursements and covers changes mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and changes in the way psychiatry is currently practiced and documented.

In just 8 chapters and a remarkable 12 appendixes and index, the authors explain the structure and function of CPT and how to use and document codes for initial evaluations, psychotherapy, medication management, and other services listed in the psychiatry section of CPT. This edition has expanded information on the evaluation and management (E/M) codes and includes vignettes and documentation templates to guide physicians and other providers on how to code and document these medical services.

As the struggle for appropriate reimbursement continues—with payers often using the technicalities of coding and documentation to reduce or deny payment—this practical volume offers a lifeline for mental health professionals everywhere.

The book contains no figures.

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New edition of a handbook designed to help psychiatric practitioners become experts in all aspects of procedural coding. The handbook reviews 24 new psychotherapy codes, explains the new documentation guidelines and single-system exam, and covers psychiatric evaluation and therapeutic procedure codes, evaluation codes, and management codes. Released as a supplement to the . Spiral wire bound. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880488396
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 157
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Chester W. Schmidt, Jr., M.D., is in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Chair of Department of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rebecca K. Yowell is the Assistant Director of the Office of Healthcare Systems and Financing at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia.

Ellen Jaffe is the Medicare Specialist in the Office of Healthcare Systems and Financing at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Basics of CPT 1
2 Introduction to documentation 5
3 Codes and documentation for psychiatric services 9
4 Codes and documentation for other mental health services 21
5 Codes and documentation for evaluation and management services 25
6 Medicare 43
7 Health insurance issues 53
8 Putting it all together for accurate coding 61
App. A The CPT coding system - how it came to be, how it changes 67
App. B Modifiers 71
App. C ECT information, consent form, and record template 73
App. D Vignettes for evaluation and management codes 79
App. E Documentation templates 87
App. F Examples of relative value units (RVUs) (2004) 101
App. G National distribution of evaluation and management code selection by psychiatrists 105
App. H American Psychiatric Association CPT coding service and additional resources 107
App. I Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regional offices 111
App. J Medicare part B carriers 115
App. K Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 121
App. L CPT psychiatric code matrix 127
References 131
Index 133
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