Sunday, November 18, 2012

CPT Survey Results

I thought I would share the survey responses with you.  The first question was for everyone, the rest of the questions were just for mental health professionals.  I wish I had asked if the clinicians were already using Evaluation & Management codes -- many do not (myself included) and learning to use these and document correctly will be a challenge for the psychiatrists who don't already regularly use them.  They will be required with the changes coming in 2013.  I'll be writing more about CPT coding in the coming weeks.  The good news is that it's still really, really boring.  
Thank you for helping with my survey!
 
74 responses
Summary See complete responses
How long do your psychiatric appointments usually last?
15 minutes
1318%
20 minutes
811%
25 minutes
57%
30 minutes
1216%
35 minutes
11%
40 minutes
00%
45 minutes
912%
50 minutes
1723%
55 minutes
00%
60 minutes
9           12%
Do you use CPT codes either to directly bill insurance or on statements given to patients?
Yes
42
No
5
Are you hopeful that changes in CPT codes will provide better reimbursement for your services?
Yes
24
No
23
How do you plan to learn the new CPT codes?
Read a manual
13
Google it and hope someone else explains this well
13
Take a course
18
Ask a friend and hope they can explain it
8
Instruct my staff/billing administatrors to figure it out
11
I have no idea
7
I didn't even realize the CPT codes were changing in January
4
CPT coding is not relevant to my practice
2
 
 
People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

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