November Bulletin – UnitedHealthcare’s COVID-19 Response – Update

  UnitedHealthcare’s COVID-19 Response – Update   Telehealth Throughout the public health emergency (currently set to end on January 20, 2021), UHC is extending the cost share waiver for COVID-19 in-network telehealth services. UHC will also waive cost share for COVID-19 treatment until December 31, 2020. For out-of-network services, the cost share for COVID-19 testing […]

AMA to Create New CPT Codes for Telehealth Services

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced it intends to create new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for telehealth services. A new AMA-sponsored workgroup — the Telehealth Services Workgroup — gathered for the first time in October. The workgroup will serve as a facilitator for proposals to expand CPT’s current telehealth codes to include emerging […]

Guidance for Psychologists on 2015 CPT Coding Changes

Practice Central has published a new article that discusses noteworthy 2015 coding changes for psychologists who bill Medicare. Practice Central is a service of the APA Practice Organization, a companion organization to the American Psychological Association (APA). The article begins with a discussion about new submodifiers for modifier -59 — XE (separate encounter), XP (separate […]