2020 CPT® Updates for Mental Health

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Dec 18, 2019
60 minutes
Product Description

Get the Latest Insights on Coding Updates and Documentation Issues Related To Mental and Behavioral Health for 2020

 Every year around this time, there’s a lot of anticipation around the changes to the CPT® codes. And the complexity increases when modifications are introduced in documentation to ensure that your billing captures the patient’s story correctly. 2020 will bring some code changes for mental health.  There will be new codes for reporting health behavior intervention for individuals, groups and family members.  Understand the reporting requirements for these new codes.  In addition, there will be several new category III codes for reporting health and well-being coaching.  Be proactive!  That means you’ll have to sharpen your coding skills before mental and behavior health code updates kick in on January 1, 2020, so that you can avoid medical necessity denials in the New Year. This webinar will prepare you for correct reporting and documentation for 2020.

Learn the nuances of coding mental and behavioral disorders in this information-packed webinar presented by coding and billing expert Dorothy Steed. She will explain the documentation changes that will keep your supplementing documentation in line with the new requirements, and tell the patient’s full story with your coding to receive proper reimbursement for your services.

After attending this webinar, you will emerge well-versed with the new mental and behavior health codes. You will be ready to begin correct reporting, and will also be able to implement any documentation requirements necessary to support the reporting. Plus, you’ll be better prepared to survive payer scrutiny of your reporting.

Session Highlights

This expert session will teach you to:

  • Discuss why the new codes were developed
  • Expected reimbursement for the codes
  • Know required documentation for the new codes using encounter examples
  • Who can bill these codes?
  • Proper documentation of time

Who Should Attend

  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist -- Practice Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Medical Billers
  • Medical Coders
  • MD
  • DO
  • NP
  • PA
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists
  • MR Auditors
  • Primary care and behavior health providers
  • Finance and revenue cycle staff
  • Nurses and social workers
  • Education and legal professionals


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About Our Speaker

Dorothy D. Steed - Medical Coding and Billing Expert

Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...   More Info
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