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Wednesday, December 6 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
"May I Have Your Attention Please, Code Correct": Tips to Accurately Code for Psychiatric Services in the ED

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Provision of psychiatric services in the ED setting allows for several options for coding and billing, depending on the specialty/discipline of the provider.  Familiarity with how your setting is licensed (outpatient, ED, observation unit, etc.) can also be essential when choosing between these options.  Options for coding and billing for psychiatric services include outpatient E/M codes, psychiatry family codes for psychiatric evaluation, emergency services E/M codes, consult E/M codes, and interprofessional consult E/M codes.  Over the past few years, there have been significant changes to requirements for E/M codes.  These E/M services are now billed either on medical decision making or on time.  We will review tips related to the following areas:1) Changes in requirements for E/M codes2) Explanation of requirements for medical decision making and time when using E/M codes3) Use of psychiatry family codes (90792/90791)4) Use of emergency services E/M codes5) Use of consult services E/M codes6) Use of interprofessional consult E/M codes7) Billing for follow-up services in the ED8) Coding for services provided with involvement of a resident physician.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the elements of medical decision making that are required for E/M codes.
  2. Be familiar with how to use psychiatry family codes for psychiatric evaluation with and without medical services in the ED setting.
  3. Explain options for coding for follow-up services in the ED.

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David Yankura, MD

Medical Director, Coding and Compliance; Medical Director, ED Telepsychiatry, UPMC
David Yankura, MD, is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Since joining UPMC as an attending physician, Dr. Yankura’s clinical work has focused providing care in Psychiatric... Read More →
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Junji Takeshita, M.D., DFAPA, FACLP

President, AAEP
Dr. Junji Takeshita is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii and Staff Psychiatrist at The Queen's Medical Center. He is the Director of Medical Education and Patient Care Services for Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. Dr... Read More →

Wednesday December 6, 2023 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
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