Medicare Telehealth Psychiatric CPT® Codes Used by Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, Clinical Manager, LICSW, CT

Apr 16, 2020

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily expanded its telehealth policies on an emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

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Medicare Revises Telehealth Place of Service and Modifier Codes During COVID-19

Practice Alert

Apr 09, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on April 3, 2020, revisions for telehealth place of service (POS) and modifier codes. The revisions will allow clinical social workers (CSWs) to be reimbursed at the samerate as an in-person service.

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Practice Perspective: New Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes

Mar 09, 2020

Beginning January 1, 2020, new Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention (HBAI) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes were implemented.

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Practice Alert; Completing Boxes 14 & 15 on the CMS-1500 Form

Susan Ross

Mar 20, 2019

An increasing number of clinical social workers have reported to NASW that paper claims submitted on the CMS-1500 form are being denied because boxes 14 and 15 were not completed.

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New ICD-10-CM Code Changes for Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman LICSW, CT, Clinical Manager

Sep 21, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, several code changes to the International Classification of Diseases-10-Edition-Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), will be implemented by the National Center for Health Statistics, a federal agency who created the files under the authorization of the World Health Organization.

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Practice Alert - Using 90837* in Private Practice

Mirean Coleman, Clinical Manager, LICSW, CT

Sep 21, 2018

In 2013, 90837 was one of several psychotherapy procedural codes introduced to health care professionals such as clinical social workers and the health insurance industry.

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