In 2019 CMS approved the use of a new set of psychological CPT codes and retired a set of existing CPT codes related to the same. It is important to understand the underlying spirit of what they were trying to accomplish with this decision in order to understand how these new codes are designed to be used.Read More
Susie’s parents knew it was that time of year again, school about to start and their daughter needed a check-up and physical.Read More
A medical assistant in Dr. Whittle’s office hands Sally a PHQ 9 depression screening. After the Medical Assistant scores the screening it shows that Sally scores a 15 Moderately Severe Depression.Read More
By offering your patients a screening and mental health assessment while they are in the waiting or exam room, you can greatly increase the chances of diagnosing and treating those who may be suffering from mental illness. This allows you to get paid for something you are already doing while turning patient wait time into productive time.Read More
What is SBIRT?
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is a public health approach to screening and early intervention to help identify, reduce, and prevent substance use disordersRead More
What is CPT Code 96103?
CPT Code 96103 is a computer administered, computer graded, psychologic assessment, overseen by a qualified healthcare provider.Read More
What is CPT 96127?
CPT code 96127 (Brief emotional/behavioral assessment) has only been around since early 2015, has been approved by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is reimbursed by major insurance companiesRead More