Billing Psychological Services for Patients with Chronic Pain
Billing and coding is the means through which a clinical service gains economic value. Within the practice of pain medicine, knowledge of psychological billing methods is a matter of particular importance to anyone wishing to employ a psychologist or provide psychological services within a pain medicine practice, medical center, outpatient health services, or surgery center. Unfortunately, billing for psychological services is poorly understood Understanding of correct billing procedures allows psychologists to accurately code their services, as well as receive reimbursement. Health and behavior codes provide an opportunity for psychologists delivering primarily medically related services, including psychological pain treatment, to accurately code and receive reimbursement. Psychological testing is also an essential component for developing treatment plans, and appropriate coding and recording procedures of this service are also reviewed.
KeywordsChronic Pain Psychological Testing Spinal Cord Stimulator Current Procedural Terminology Psychological Service
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