Skip to content

CPT Coding and Reimbursement

The Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) code set is used to denote the medical and surgical procedures and diagnostic services rendered by clinicians under HIPAA. The key to appropriate insurance reimbursement lies in accurate procedure coding. Coding errors can lead to delayed payments or rejections of submitted claims. Always verify CPT information with the AMA's current CPT manual, which is the ultimate authority on procedure coding.

Procedure Coding Resources for APA Members

Changes to 2023 E/M Billing and Documentation Rules

Beginning January 1, 2023, the current billing and documentation rules for Outpatient E/M services will be extended to include E/M services in other settings (i.e., inpatient, consults, nursing facility, home/residence). Note: the code selection rules and documentation for outpatient services (99202-99215) have not changed.

To learn more about coding and documentation of all E/M services view the APA webinar from December 8, 2022. Link includes access to slides and a revised E/M medical decision making table.

Evaluation, Management, Coding, and Documentation – What All Psychiatrists in Clinical Practice Need to Know

  • Recorded Thursday, December 8, 2022
  • 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ **
  • Jeremy Musher, M.D., and Sarah Parsons, D.O.

View Recording

Practical Information on E/M Coding from Psychiatric News

Webinar on the 2021 Billing and Documentation Changes to Outpatient E/M Services (99202-99215)

  • Recorded Webinar: Update on 2021 Changes to Billing and Documentation for Outpatient E/M Services
  • Webinar Slides
  • Quick Guide to the 2021 Update to Billing and Documentation for Outpatient E/M Services

Log In & View Resources

Codes to Know

Medical leadership for mind, brain and body.

Join Today