DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

APA:Testing Code Webinar and Follow Up

May 06, 2019 11:32 AM | Kelly Wetzel (Administrator)

Dear State Leaders,

Thank you for attending our April 26 webinar describing our advocacy efforts around the implementation of the new psychological and neuropsychological testing codes.  The recording of that webinar can be found using this link.  Please share this with your relevant SPTA leaders who were unable to join us.

The focus of the webinar was to seek your assistance in distributing a Testing Code Guide to local and regional payers. This document has been designed to help commercial and Medicaid payers appropriately process and pay these codes.  We had planned to share this document with you this week; however, during final review, industry experts had the helpful suggestion of including test billing examples to make the guide even more useful to payers. We are in the process of revising the document to include detailed examples around issues that have caused frequent confusion with payers:

  1. Psychological or neuropsychological testing over multiple days of service using base and add-on service codes
  2. Typical use of technician test administration and scoring; and 
  3. Use of the technician test administration and scoring code, and qualified health provider and technician test administration on the same date of service

We hope to have the finalized document to you very soon.

In conclusion, I am pleased to share a positive development regarding reimbursement.  Anthem BCBS of CT, the last major company we’re aware of with payment delays, appears to finally be reprocessing and paying claims. 

Please continue to keep us informed of any problems.  Thank you all again for working with us to solve these issues.  

Best Regards,

Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP

Chief of Professional Practice, American Psychological Association

Board-certified in Clinical, Clinical Health, and Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology

Certified Black Belt, Six Sigma Process Improvement

202-336-5913 JSkillings@apa.org Twitter: @JLSkillings Linkedin.com/in/jlskillings 

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