Expert Q&A

Telepsychiatry: From Crisis to Opportunity

Topics: Billing | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Coronavirus | COVID19 | HIPAA | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychiatric interviewing | Skype | Telemed

TCPR: Do patients like telepsych?Dr. Yellowlees: Yes. The studies show very high levels of patient satisfaction, higher even than what we see with in-person care. Most of those studies were done before 2010, when the technology was not as good and patients often traveled to their primary care doctor’s office to connect by telemed. I suspect the satisf

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Clinical Update

The New Billing Codes

Topics: Billing | Practice management | Practice Tools and Tips

Just when you thought you had mastered evaluation and management (E/M) codes, CMS launched a new batch of recommendations for medication management codes (99212–99215). Most changes are for the better. Clinicians can now choose whether to bill based on the time spent on the visit or the complexity of their decision making. The definition of complexity

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