View the 2013 Annual Meeting Workshop Video “CPT Coding and Documentation Update: 2013 CPT Code Changes” [3:45]
AMA posts 2013 Medicare Fee Schedule Update, including claims information.
CMS releases announcement
AMA recommends reporting payors who do not accept the new CPT codes, (AMA clarifying statement in Jan 8 PMA.)
APA's CPT Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) of the Month: Reporting Insurance Problems [posted Apr 5]
There have been major changes to the codes (effective January 1, 2013) in the Psychiatry section of the American Medical Association’s manual on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). These are the codes that must be used for billing and documentation for all insurers. Note: These coding changes apply to all services as of January 1, 2013. For dates of service through December 31, 2012 use the 2012 codes.
We encourage everyone to purchase the updated copy of AMA's 2013 edition of the CPT manual, available through American Medical Association's online bookstore or by phone 800-621-8335. Earlier versions do not contain the new codes.
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- 2013 RVU table with the major mental health codes as well as the evaluation and management services psychiatrists may choose to perform.
The columns from left to right are: CPT Code Number, Code Descriptor, Work RVU (for those that may be paid on the percentage of work RUVs provided), Non-Facility RVU Total (Total RVUs for outpatient services), and Facility RVU Total (Total RVUs for inpatient services). NOTE: These values do not include any geographic or other adjustments that Medicare may make based on their payment policy.
- Table of 2013 Relative Value Units (RVU) for CPT Codes most Frequently Used by Psychiatrists
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