by Government Relations Staff
Article reviewed for accuracy March 2018
February 2004 — Psychologists now have a more accurate, refined way of billing for services provided to patients with a physical health diagnosis, thanks to the advent of six new reimbursement codes under the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding system. As of Jan. 1, 2002, codes for health and behavior assessment and intervention services now apply to behavioral, social and psychophysiological procedures for the prevention, treatment or management of physical health problems. Developing these codes involved the combined efforts of the APA’s Practice Directorate and the Interdivisional Healthcare Committee (IHC), representing APA divisions 17, 22, 38, 40 and 54. This constitutes a milestone in the recognition of psychologists as health care providers.