Archive for October, 2010

NY Says Yes to E/M Codes

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

NYSPA reports success in urging the New York State Insurance Commission to remind insurers that they can’t refuse E/M claims from Psychiatrists. Circular Letter No. 17 now affirms it, so if you don’t know how to use E/M codes, be sure to attend the PSW Technology Update (See post below). You will get the whole story on how your patients may be eligible for increased reimbursement rates with proper coding.

-JS

Psychiatry & Technology CME Day, Sat. 11/6/10

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

10 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday, November 6, The Psychiatric Society of Westchester Presents not one but FOUR updates to bring you to the cutting edge of technology.

1.  “Understanding CPT Coding & Documentation to Optimize Insurance Billing Receivables,” Seth Stein, Esq, Executive Director and General Counsel, NYSPA

2.  “Information Technology & Psychiatry, Challenges and Opportunities,” Glen Martin, MD, President NYSPA, Director of Medical Informatics, Queens Health Network.

3.  “Is EMR & Billing Right for You? “ William Picker, PhD

4. “Having a Web Presence is Easier Than Ever Before and the Best Software is Free,” Jeffery Smith, MD, Web Editor, Psychiatric Society of Westchester

RSVP by Oct. 29, to: (914) 967-6285 or email centraloffice@wpsych.org. $20 fee for members plus $4 for parking.  Location:  Westchester Medical Center, Behavioral Science Center 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.