- APA calls for comprehensive telehealth coverage (April 2, 2020)
These are the telepsychology services that payers should cover.
- New codes to report cognitive function intervention services (Jan. 9, 2020)
New codes for these services took effect Jan. 1.
- Psychologists will see payment increases for health behavior services in 2020 (Nov. 7, 2019)
Feedback from more than 6,000 psychologists encouraged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to accept APA’s recommended values.
- Psychologists’ health and behavior codes are changing (Oct. 10, 2019)
Here’s how and when to report the new billing codes used for health behavior assessment and intervention services.
- Proposed rule offers better Medicare reimbursement for psychologists (Aug. 22, 2019)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ 2020 physician fee schedule proposed rule increases values and improves the coding structure for Health and Behavior Services.
- New psychological and neuropsychological codes in effect (Jan. 10, 2019)
Use the new billing codes to get reimbursed for testing services.
- Examining the new testing codes (Nov. 1, 2018)
Get answers to your questions about the new CPT® codes for psychological and neuropsychological testing services.
- New info on billing for psychological and neuropsychological assessment (Oct. 18, 2018)
Highlights of the multiple resources APA has released to prepare psychologists for the testing code changes beginning Jan. 1, 2019.
- Testing code changes are here (Oct. 4, 2018)
Learn how and when to report the new billing codes used for psychological and neuropsychological testing.
- Understanding the new testing codes (Aug. 23, 2018)
In this Q&A, the Practice Organization answers your questions about new reimbursement rates for testing services.
- Testing code changes on the horizon (May 3, 2018)
Preparing psychologists for upcoming billing code changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2019.
- Reimbursing for services (April 19, 2018)
How CMS determines psychologists’ fees through the annual physician fee schedule.
- Changes to dementia care planning codes (April 5, 2018)
Important updates for psychologists on dementia care teams.
- Billing code changes for psychologists in 2018 (March 8, 2018)
New codes for cognitive function take effect and Medicare adds psychotherapy for crisis codes to its list of telehealth services.
- How your reimbursement is connected to billing code values (Feb. 22, 2018)
Psychologists can influence the valuation of codes when they complete a RUC survey.
- Your money matters (Feb. 8, 2018)
How psychologists’ participation in the Relative Value-Scale Update Committee survey process is integral to your reimbursement.
- Recent changes to ICD-10-CM codes relevant to psychologists (Oct. 12, 2017)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services release annual changes affecting hundreds of codes.
- How insurers and Medicare set reimbursement rates (May 18, 2017)
This article is part of the Up to Code series to help psychologists understand how professional societies and the Relative Value Scale Update Committee survey help establish reimbursement rates.
- What's a RUC survey? (May 4, 2017)
How psychologists’ input helps determine the value of a reimbursement code.
- Who sets psychologists’ payment rates? (April 20, 2017)
How revisions to psychological and neuropsychological testing codes may affect payments.
- Keep current with coding (April 6, 2017)
The latest on psychological and neuropsychological testing codes.
- Corrected information about 2017 psychotherapy codes (Feb. 9, 2017)
The Practice Organization amends review of current procedural terminology changes.
Up to Code
This column is geared toward informing practicing psychologists about issues that affect billing and reimbursement rates.