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  ConfusedMar 12, 2013 5:10 PMJo Ellen Anderson
  RE:ConfusedMar 13, 2013 8:37 AMArlene Emery
  RE:ConfusedMar 14, 2013 8:01 PMLynn McClellan
  RE:ConfusedMar 15, 2013 2:12 AMNaomi Brown
  RE:ConfusedMar 16, 2013 12:36 PMLynn McClellan
  RE:ConfusedMar 23, 2013 4:38 AMDeborah Thomas
  RE:ConfusedMar 24, 2013 10:36 AMCynthia Handrup
  RE:ConfusedMar 15, 2013 6:34 AMSandra Cadena
  RE:ConfusedMar 13, 2013 9:21 AMMary Moller
 

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Confused
From: Jo Ellen Anderson
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 5:10 PM
Subject: Confused
Message:

I don't know if anyone else is having this problem but I am finding the insurance companies are not paying on CPT code 90863
What to do???????
Also i am finding each insurance company  is paying diff for the codes
and some only use certain codes
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RE:Confused
From: Arlene Emery
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 13, 2013 8:37 AM
Subject: RE:Confused
Message:
I have had the luxury until now to work in a cash clinic not responsible for any financials. I just accepted a position in TX a state requiring delegated authority. They have no idea what to do with these changes and I am working at a PHP and split office time on a contracted split percent of reimbursables. If I don't get a handle on this I will not get paid at all. So I need to become a billing expert overnight. Any suggestions on one stop shopping for a cross walk to bring me from zero to 100 in a second and then I can keep up. I read the postings and it appears to be a quagmire. Any assistance greatly appreciated. Arlene

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RE:Confused
From: Lynn McClellan
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 14, 2013 8:01 PM
Subject: RE:Confused
Message:
I don't think this code exists anymore. You will have to utilize the 99213 to 99215 series (at least for established patients) Regards Lynn
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RE:Confused
From: Naomi Brown
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 15, 2013 2:12 AM
Subject: RE:Confused
Message:
I am not having any problems with the codes for add on therapy, but you do have to add a modifier to the HICFA. The modifier 25 lets insurance companies know to pay for the two billing codes in one day. I am pleased that in every case in Maine where I practice PMHNP are getting paid more than previously. I really recommend for questions the APNA trainings were good, but the best thing that I did was buy the CPT code 2013 book. It is very detailed and clear in regards to coding, examples, and documentation.
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RE:Confused
From: Lynn McClellan
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 16, 2013 12:36 PM
Subject: RE:Confused
Message:
Naomi,  I agree i use the 99's and the add on psychotherapies because 99.9% of my patients are not only medication management but also psychotherapy.  I agree with this way of billing the reimbursement is definitely more lucrative here in Illinois than before. Which it should be because of all the work we put into care.  Regards Lynn

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RE:Confused
From: Deborah Thomas
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 23, 2013 4:38 AM
Subject: RE:Confused
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EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC
Associate Professor ULSON
Owner private practice
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RE:Confused
From: Cynthia Handrup
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 24, 2013 10:36 AM
Subject: RE:Confused
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Psychotherapist
Private Practice
Chicago, IL
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RE:Confused
From: Sandra Cadena
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 15, 2013 6:34 AM
Subject: RE:Confused
Message:

The CPT code 90862 was indeed eliminated. CMS (Center for Medicar & Medicaid Services) required that there be a 90863 ONLY to be used by the handful of prescribing psychologists in 2 states.
So actually the insurance companies are correct in not reimbursing anyone else for this code.
There is an algorithm that was included in the APNA webinars that the AACAP (American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) graciously allowed everyone to use. It's very helpful to have at your desk, along with the definitions of the codes and what can and can't be combined. Hang in there....

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Walden University & Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga,South America
Florida, USA

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RE:Confused
From: Mary Moller
To: CPT Coding Changes
Posted: Mar 13, 2013 9:21 AM
Subject: RE:Confused
Message:
Yes, we aare hearing this all around the country.  It would be interesting to see how a 99214 is paid for a primary care visit and compare with a psychiatric visit. I wonder if we can get that info from the state insurance commissioner?

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Associate Professor, Specialty Director-Psychiatric Nursing
Yale University School of Nursing
New Haven CT
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