Coding, Reimbursement, Medicare, and Medicaid

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Payment Reform

Medicare is transforming how it pays psychiatrists who see Medicare patients.

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Coding and Reimbursement

Find answers to questions about CPT coding and/or reimbursement, and other APA resources.

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Recent News and Updates

PsychNews: New Process Announced to Avoid EHR Penalties in 2017

The government has issued an update to previous rules governing the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program and is now allowing blanket “hardship” exemptions to the program so that clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals can avoid penalties that would have been incurred in 2017 had they not complied with “meaningful use” requirements in 2015.

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The new applications and instructions for a hardship exception from the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program 2017 payment adjustment are posted at the

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