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Introduction to the New CPT Codes

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Credits: 1 CE (after successful completion of webinar quiz)

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Presenters: Bobbie L. Celeste, PhD, Director of Professional Affairs, OPA and Howard Bonem, PhD, Co-Chair, OPA Insurance Committee


CE Credits: 1.0 (after successful completion of 10-question CE quiz)


Cost: OPA Members – Free; Nonmembers – $25 (payment submitted with CE quiz)


Psychologists must use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for billing insurance carriers. It was recently announced by the American Medical Association that new psychotherapy codes will be in effect starting January 1, 2013. This presentation will describe the new CPT codes and their relationship to the current codes. View the full description, learning objectives and reference materials below.



The following references are available for your review:

The 2013 Psychotherapy Codes: An Overview for Psychologists

Frequently asked questions about the 2013 psychotherapy codes

2013 CPT Codes for Psychologists

CPT Codes for Psychologists in Ohio – Main Changes in Brief

CPT Interactive Complexity

EM and Psychotherapy Coding Algorithm

APA Presentation 1

APA Presentation 2



Description::

Psychologists must use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for billing insurance carriers. It was recently announced by the American Medical Association that new psychotherapy codes will be in effect starting January 1, 2013. This presentation will describe the new CPT codes and their relationship to the current codes.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify the changes in CPT codes starting Jan 1st.
  2. Participants will gain access to additional resources for CPT and billing information.
  3. Participants will understand ways to use the new CPT codes for services they are currently providing.

 

About the speakers:

Bobbie Celeste, PhD, is the Director of Professional Affairs for the Ohio Psychological Association, where she advocates for psychologists and consumers at the statehouse and on Capitol Hill. Answering questions on insurance, state and federal regulations, and psychology practice changes keeps her busy and up-to-date on what psychologists need. One of her favorite activities is involving graduate students and early career psychologists in the public policy process through OPA’s Legislative Day. In her private practice, she helps adults find their life path. She is a member of COPA and APA and assists with the foster youth program, A Home Within.

 

Questions? Contact OPA at 614.224.0034


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