Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code Changes for 2013

The major changes to the CPT codes in effect as of January 1, 2013 in the Psychiatry section of the American Medical Association’s manual on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) must be used for billing and documentation for all insurers for all services as of January 1, 2013.

We encourage everyone to purchase the latest edition of AMA's CPT manual, available through the American Medical Association's online bookstore or by phone 800-621-8335. 2013 and later versions contain the newest codes, the earlier versions do not.

For questions about CPT codes & claims, our Members may email us at or call the HSF Practice Management HelpLine, 800.343.4671.  Member note:  If you cannot log in, please email for help or call our HelpLine (800.343.4671) during business hours.

Non APA members: Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find contact details for CPT experts at your professional association.

The Basics



  • 2013 RVU table with the major mental health codes as well as the evaluation and management services psychiatrists may choose to perform. 
    The columns from left to right are:  CPT Code Number, Code Descriptor, Work RVU (for those that may be paid on the percentage of work RUVs provided), Non-Facility RVU Total (Total RVUs for outpatient services), and Facility RVU Total (Total RVUs for inpatient services).  NOTE:  These values do not include any geographic or other adjustments that Medicare may make based on their payment policy.
  • Table of 2013 Relative Value Units (RVU) for CPT Codes most Frequently Used by Psychiatrists  

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