Advocacy Alert: December

CPT Codes Action Alert
By: Bobbie L. Celeste, PhD, OPA Director of Professional Affairs

Beginning on January 1, 2013 the Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview (90801); Outpatient Psychotherapy Codes (90804, 90806, 90808); Inpatient Psychotherapy Codes (90816, 90818, 90821) and the Interactive Psychiatric Evaluation (90802); and Interactive Psychotherapy Services( 90810-90815, 90823-90829, and 90857) will be changing their numbers.

NOT changing their CPT codes are Family Therapy (90845-90849); Psychoanalysis (90845); Group Psychotherapy (90853). Also NOT changing are the psychological and neuropsychological testing, and the health & behavior codes.

Here is a document with the basic information about the new codes that you can use. Join OPA for a Introduction to the New CPT Codes Webinar on Monday, December 10.

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