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Assignment 2: Week 6 Practicum Journal: Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursement rates and medical coding can be almost as complicated as treating some mental illnesses. As a PMHNP, you will be faced with varying rates that may be different than other health care providers you may work with.

In this Practicum Journal Assignment, you will analyze reimbursement rates for mental health treatments you will likely use in your practice and compare those rates to other provider rates.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Analyze reimbursement rates for mental health treatments

To prepare for this Practicum Journal:

· Research reimbursement rates for various treatment modalities.

· Compare NP rates to other provider rates.

For this Practicum Journal:

Complete the Reimbursement Rate Template in your Learning Resources using the five types of services you are likely to use in your practice.

NURS 6670 

Reimbursement Rate Template

  

Type of Service

eg. -New office visit

-Established office visit

-Inpatient hospital

-individual psychotherapy

-group psychotherapy (see examples below)

CPT code

Private insurer reimbursement rate for PMHNP

Private insurer reimbursement rate for physicians

Medicare

reimbursement rate for PMHNP

Medicare

reimbursement rate for physician

 

 

 

 

 

As the PMHNP becomes proficient in diagnosing and treating, it is also important to learn how to bill for your time. The CMS sets up codes to identify the type of service you are providing. You will generally complete this task at the end of the visit as you are documenting the visit with the client. Here are examples of the codes to know: 

CPT Codes for Psychiatric and Psychological Procedures

HMSA recognizes the following service codes for the reporting of psychiatric and psychological services. (See Code Books for information on how to obtain the books.)

  

CPT   Code 

Footnote(s) 

Description 

 

90791

1

Psychiatric   diagnostic evaluation

 

90792

1,3

Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services

 

90832

2

Psychotherapy, 30 minutes with patient and/or family member

 

90833

2,3

Psychotherapy, 30 minutes with patient and/or family member when   performed with an evaluation and management service

 

90834

4

Psychotherapy, 45 minutes with patient and/or family member

 

90836

3,4

Psychotherapy, 45 minutes with patient and/or family member when   performed with an evaluation and management service

 

90837

6

Psychotherapy,   60 minutes with patient and/or family member

 

90838

3,6

Psychotherapy, 60 minutes with patient and/or family member when   performed with an evaluation and management service

 

90839

6

Psychotherapy for crisis; first 60 minutes

 

90840

2

each additional 30 minutes

 

90846

4

Family psychotherapy (without the patient present)

 

90847

4

Family psychotherapy (conjoint psychotherapy) (with patient   present)

 

90849

4

Multiple-family group psychotherapy

 

90853

4

Group psychotherapy (other than of a multiple-family group)

 

90870

1, 5

Electroconvulsive therapy (includes necessary monitoring)

 

96101

1

Psychological   testing (includes psychodiagnostic assessment of personality,   psychopathology, emotionality, intellectual abilities, e.g., WAIS-R,   Rorschach, MMPI) with interpretation and report, per hour.

Note: All hours   of psychological testing done on a single day will be counted as one visit   (either inpatient or outpatient as appropriate) toward the patient’s   inpatient or outpatient visit maximum. However, payment will be made to the   participating provider on a per-hour basis.

 

96118

1

Neuropsychological   testing battery (e.g., Halstead-Reitan, Luria, WAIS-R) with interpretation   and report, per hour

Note: All hours   of psychological testing done on a single day will be counted as one visit   (either inpatient or outpatient as appropriate) toward the patient’s   inpatient or outpatient visit maximum. However, payment will be made to the   participating provider on a per-hour basis.

Links to websites that discuss this:

https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/practice-management/coding-reimbursement-medicare-and-medicaid/coding-and-reimbursement

http://www.mb-guide.org/medical-coding-guidelines.html