CPT coding for behavioral health can be challenging given the multitude of factors that influence code selection. Review procedural coding for psychiatric diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy, and other mental health services commonly performed in the office setting. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS released the calendar year (CY) 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and OPPS final rules approving changes to E/M documentation guidelines, introducing new HCPCS codes, and continuing its potentially unlawful payment policy for drugs purchased through the 340B drug discount program.
Q: Does a psychiatrist need to document a physical examination and a review of prescriptions in order to support the reporting of CPT code 90792 (psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services)?
Advances in technology have made it easier for providers to administer remote physiologic monitoring services. However, because these services are relatively new, they remain underutilized and Part B providers have questions on how to accurately report and bill for them.
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes significant physical and intellectual abnormalities. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , writes about signs and symptoms of PWS and diagnostic and CPT coding for the disorder.