23 Sep 2016

Getting Reimbursed for Treatment of Behavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders

APA President-elect Antonio Puente, PhD, discusses effective billing strategies using ICD-10-CM codes specific to mental, behavioral and neurocognitive disorders. This webinar is geared to help psychologists having problems documenting and billing for cognitive deficits covered under ICD-10-CM chapters G and R.

This webinar is brought to you by the Practice Organization, advocating for psychologists on reimbursement issues. The Practice Organization is a legally separate companion organization to APA.

Presenter Bio:

Antonio E. Puente, PhD, is president-elect of the American Psychological Association and the APA Practice Organization. Dr. Puente maintains a private practice focused on clinical neuropsychology. He is an authority on coding and billing for psychological services. Between 1993 and 2008, he was APA’s representative to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) panel. Dr. Puente served two terms on the AMA Editorial Panel of the CPT panel. He was also on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.

Discussant Bio:

Lynn Bufka, PhD, is Associate Executive Director, Practice Research and Policy, at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bufka oversees programs and projects related to expanding opportunities for professional psychology including integration of psychology in the health care delivery system, diagnostic and functional classification, clinical practice guideline development and outcomes measurement. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson for APA on these topics and other policy matters relevant to professional practice. Additionally, Dr. Bufka is a Maryland licensed psychologist and continues to provide treatment and clinical consultation on a limited basis.

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