Frequently asked questions about the 2013 psychotherapy codes

Introduction

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, all mental health providers must use new CPT® code numbers for psychotherapy when billing third-party payers. This article provides answers to questions from APA Practice Organization members about the new codes.

Please note: This question-and-answer set was prepared based on information available early in December 2012 and is subject to change as we learn more about the 2013 psychotherapy codes and their implementation. The APA Practice Organization will continue to keep members apprised of related developments. Visit the billing and coding section and check our biweekly PracticeUpdate e-newsletter.

This article was updated on Dec. 13, 2012.