New Medicare Proposals for E/M Documentation and Payment: Implications for Psychiatry

As reported in Psychiatric News, CMS has proposed significant changes in both the documentation and reimbursement for outpatient office visits (99202-99205 and 99212-99215). These proposals could create problems for psychiatrists billing for both an E&M and an add-on psychotherapy code (e.g., 99213+90836). These proposed changes will also likely impact commercial insurers. Click here to read a copy of NYSPA's comments in response to these proposed changes.