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Dr David Osser offers compelling reasons why you might want to take a look at these 7 algorithms, each of which offers actionable consultations—usually in under 2 minutes.

The transition to ICD-10 poses unique challenges for mental health providers. Here are 6 documentation and coding issues they need to understand.

E&M codes are more complicated to learn, but psychiatrists can now deservedly get paid more for treating their more complicated patients or for engaging in time-consuming activities. Here: a focus on codes 99212 to 99215.

It seems to this psychiatrist that a significant cohort of his colleagues conduct their practices in what might best be described as an “underground economy”: a system of services and charges disconnected from the conventional constructs by which these activities are presumably measured.

CPT Codes: How to Get Paid for What You Deserve

In this podcast, Drs Shah and Lustig provide a summary of their presentation at the 2014 Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress and explain the process, rationale, and application of the numerous changes to the CPT codes.

This article focuses on 2 ethical issues that the new CPT coding raises to higher stakes: the increased potential for conflict of interest in billing and the erosion of confidentiality.

How does your personal income last year compare with the previous year? What was your practice’s overhead as a percentage of medical revenue? How many hours per week do you work, on average?

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