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Dayton - Thurs., Dec. 6: Coding, Documentation & Billing Solutions for Psychiatry & Other Mental Health Services

Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for psychiatrists and their new or experienced billing and coding staff who want to stay current with new information, rules and policies that impact billing for mental health services.

Why You Need to Attend
There will be significant changes for coding and billing of psychiatric services beginning on January 1, 2013 - including the elimination of CPT code 90862! A comprehensive review of the codes in the Psychiatry section of CPT by the AMA CPT Editorial Panel has resulted in the creation of new codes and the revision of some existing codes to more accurately reflect the way psychiatry is practiced today. The APA actively participated in the shaping and development of the new codes and coding schema that will describe the work of psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, psychologists, and social workers.

This new coding framework is the result of the work of an AMA-convened workgroup that included representatives from the AMA CPT panel, the APA, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Nurses Association, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers.

This workshop will provide psychiatrists and their staffs with the information and skills needed to ensure accurate coding and documentation when providing services related to therapy, psychopharmacology, evaluation and management, and neuropsych - whether in private practices, nursing homes, day treatment centers, community mental health centers and/or hospitals.

Diane Zucker, M.Ed., CCS-P, is an independent health care consultant and has more than 30 years experience, providing services for physicians and their staff. The content of this activity does not relate to any commercial interest. No one involved in the planning or presentation of this class has any financial conflicts with commercial interest companies.

CME                                                                                                                                                                                      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 APA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


9:30 -12:30 pm            

  • Review CPT coding changes and guidelines for psychiatric and other mental health services, which have been significantly revised for services beginning Jan. 1, 2013, including the new "ad-on" codes
  • Discuss the elimination of med management only coding (90862) and changes in therapy coding
  • Introduce and review current trends in psychiatry reimbursement, review and health care

12:30 - 1 pm             Lunch

1 - 3 pm              

  • Review the importance of and correct coding for E&M services (not psych) based on circumstance
  • Through case studies, correctly code difficult situations and identify where errors are most commonly seen
  • Identify and detail the components of evaluation services - whether the traditional psychiatry evaluation or use of E&M services in hospitals, nursing homes (including custodian care and assisted living) as well as other settings
  • Briefly discuss ICD-10 and its impact on psychiatry documentation and coding - and where this fits with DSM



Cancellations: We encourage you to send a colleague in your place if you are not able to attend.  Cancellations received seven business days before workshop will be refunded in full; otherwise, there is a $50 processing fee.  No refunds will be made the day of the event or after the event.  However, you will be provided with the printed materials.


Have questions about Dayton - Thurs., Dec. 6: Coding, Documentation & Billing Solutions for Psychiatry & Other Mental Health Services? Contact Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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