Testing Code Information

Implementation Date: January, 2019

To help address challenges and educate all stakeholders, APA Services developed the Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Billing and Coding Guide, that provides a comprehensive overview of the structure, function, and utilization of the new code set.  As an additional resource, please also utilize the Addendum to the Guide, that provides three in-depth examples of how a neuropsychologist would code, document, and bill an entire episode of care for neuropsychological assessment.  APA Services is now working with state psychological associations to distribute the Guide to as many payers as possible.


I. Background of APA Efforts to Support Code Changes Favorable for Psychologists


II.
 Overview Document from APA: Test Code Changes, Crosswalks & Reimbursement 


III. Crosswalks: Current Codes Linked to Replacement Codes & Description of Services


IV. 
Comprehensive List of New Codes & Code Descriptions 


V. FAQs on Code Changes


VI. Recordings of Previous Coding Webinars


VII. How to Implement the Codes/Coding in Practice


VIII. Documents Issued by Medicare with Final Rulings – November 6, 2018 


IX. Medicare/Medicaid Document Detailing Rule Changes/Rationale (2,379 page document – use search function to help maneuver. Relevant pages include pgs 441-448, pg. 498)


X. Summary Chart of Finalized RVUs Associated With Specific CPT Codes 
 
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PhysicianFeeSched/Downloads/CY2019-PFS-NPRM-Addenda.zip 


XI. General Information About RVUs: What they are and how they are used


XII.
RVU Background:  How RVUs are assigned value