AMA posts 2013 Medicare Fee Schedule Update, including claims information. To view or sign up for AMA's Practice Management Alerts visit their site.
APA's CPT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of the Month: Counseling and Coordination of Care [posted Sept 24]
The major changes to the CPT codes in effect as of January 1, 2013 in the Psychiatry section of the American Medical Association’s manual on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) must be used for billing and documentation for all insurers for 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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