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Practicum Journal: Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursement rates and medical coding can be almost as complicated as treating some mental illnesses. As a Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (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

 

Assignment

· Research reimbursement rates for various treatment modalities.

· Compare PMHNP rates to other medical 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. (PLEASE USE THE

Attached Reimbursement Rate Template)

 

N.B: (1) REMEMBER TO INCLUDE INTRODUCTION, CONCLUSION AND

REFERENCES LESS THAN 5 YEARS OLD

(2) PLEASE USE THE Attached Reimbursement Rate Template

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

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 y

ou 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

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

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