E&M Coding for Psychiatry Services

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Complying with the Current CPT and HCPCS Codes for Behavioral Health

Behavioral health coding received major changes impacting how you code and get reimbursed. New ICD-10 codes were created to align with the DSM-V terminology, and there are current CPT code clarifications and descriptors as well as current HCPCS collaborative care codes for behavioral health. How can you ensure compliance and accuracy when using the updated codes to get reimbursed for psychiatry services?

Join expert speaker Letitia Patterson, MPA, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA, CPC–I, to discover documentation guidelines and requirements for coding E&M and psychiatry. Letitia will discuss how to use the general behavioral health intervention codes. She will further discuss keys to using E&M codes– who can and can't use them–with psychiatry services.

Session Highlights

  • Code descriptions for common medical conditions in psychiatry
  • Importance of coding to the level of highest specificity in all types of patient encounters
  • Areas of business that are impacted by complete and accurate diagnostic code selection
  • Applying current coding knowledge in your psychiatry practice
  • Current CPT and HCPCS for behavioral health
  • Overview of HCPCS codes tied to the collaborative care model
  • How to define the role of practitioners - primary care, psychiatrist and more
  • Appropriate codes and modifier usage for multiple services on same day
  • How to avoid coding pitfalls and receive the reimbursement you deserve

Session Agenda

  • Procedural coding guidelines and code range
  • Diagnostic procedure for psychiatric diagnostic evaluation without medical services
  • Diagnostic procedure for psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services
  • Information the diagnostic assessment note must include
  • Interactive complexity related to 90785 and what this means
  • Outside participants that would support an interactive complex patient
  • Inclusions in the maladaptive communication
  • Psychotherapy codes overview with evaluation and management services
  • Appropriate prolonged service code for prolonged psychotherapy
  • Codes that represent psychotherapy for crisis
  • E/M and psychotherapy coding algorithm
  • Significance of codes for health and behavior assessment/intervention
  • Overview of psychiatric collaborative care services (CoCM)

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Practice administrators
  • Psychiatrists
  • Coding compliance specialists

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About Our Speaker

Letitia Patterson

Letitia Patterson, MPA, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, has been in the complex and evolving healthcare industry for 23 years. Throughout her career, she has refined her expertise in the areas of practice management, training, consulting, auditing, medical billing and reimbursement, and diagnostic and procedural coding.

Letitia is a regular speaker for the medical coding community, is an adjunct faculty member for several online/on-ground...   More Info
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