New 2021 E/M guidelines: What Psychiatrists and Other Qualified Behavioral Health Professionals Need to Know
Behavioral health medical providers are in the business of helping others, which is why they sometimes forget to help themselves. We’re talking about helping their own practices survive and thrive financially. What’s the most effective way to do this? Report the right Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. Far too often, psychiatrists and other qualified behavioral health professionals underbill because they aren’t aware of new coding guidelines, or they don’t understand how to apply existing ones. The result? They end up leaving money on the table.