EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

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(Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure proper coding & billing, including the 2013 CPT code and the 2014 ICD-10 code changes. PIMSY EMR/SMIS has gathered information from various resources believed to be authorities in their field. However, neither PIMSY EMR/SMIS nor the authors warrant that the information is in every respect accurate and/or complete. PIMSY EMR/SMIS assumes no responsibility for use of the information provided. Neither PIMSY EMR/SMIS nor the authors shall be responsible for, and expressly disclaim liability for, damages of any kind arising out of the use of, reference to, or reliance on, the content of these educational materials. These materials are for informational purposes only. PIMSY EMR/SMIS does not provide medical, legal, financial or other professional advice and readers are encouraged to consult a professional advisor for such advice.)

Changes to DSM-5

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 2.12.13 Although the official release of the DSM-5 manual doesn’t happen until May 2013, the revisions were finalized in December 2012 and have created plenty of online buzz about the expected upcoming changes.  The impact will be huge, affecting millions of children and adults...

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G Codes for OT, PT and SLP

In addition to the revised CPT codes for mental & behavioral health, there are now also new nationwide billing requirements for outpatient Medicare OT (occupational therapy), PT (physical therapy) and SLP (speech language pathology).  Most of our clients are in the mental & behavioral...

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Help! My Bill Codes Have Changed!

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.6.13 As of January 1st, 2013, the CPT billing codes that affect mental & behavioral health were changed, and the old codes can no longer be used.  If you missed the warnings about this transition and didn’t have the new codes in place, you’ll want to make the switch as soon...

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PIMSY 2013 CPT Code Changes: Basic Q&A

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.6.13 HELP!  How can I make sure that I’m in compliance with the upcoming CPT® code changes!?  The new CPT® codes for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy are mandated on a federal level by HIPAA, and all practitioners are required to be in compliance with the change in codes as of January...

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ePrescribing Penalties

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.6.13 Could you be subject to ePrescribing penalties?! According to the Department of Health & Human Services: “Physicians and other practitioners who qualify as eligible professionals to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Prescribing...

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Change in CPT Codes, Part 2

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.6.13 Starting January 1, 2013, all mental health providers are required to utilize new CPT® codes for psychotherapy when billing insurance carriers, including Medicare.  However, the basic services provided by the new codes aren’t changing.  (CPT is the abbreviation...

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New CPT codes, Part 1

There will be a lot more about this topic coming in the future, but for now, three new CPT codes for 2013 are: 90832 Psychotherapy, 30 minutes with patient and/or family member 90834 Psychotherapy, 45 minutes with patient and/or family member 90837 Psychotherapy, 60 minutes with patient...

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