4 - The Neuropsychological Testing Codes in the Times of the Pandemic: The Latest on Tele-testing
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
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Although the neuropsychological testing codes were introduced in 2019, there continues to be misunderstanding around the utilization of these codes. This workshop will begin by re-introducing these codes, with commentary regarding common mistakes in the coding, documentation, and reimbursement for them. This portion will include a re-introduction of APA’s Neuropsychological Testing Codes. Next, the two different policy position papers on tele-testing from the American Psychological Association and the Inter Organizational Practice Committee - will be considered-. Emerging difficulties in the interpretation of these guidelines by both neuropsychologists and insurance carriers will be presented. Additionally, possible solutions to these difficulties will be outlined. The workshop will finish with speculation as to how long tele-testing codes will continue to be reimbursed, and discussion of specific ideas about what existing policies may continue after the pandemic.
Outline the 2019 CPT Neuropsychological testing codes and describe the APA Guidelines for these codes.
Utilize two documents that provide guidelines for tele-testing: American Psychological Association (APA) and the Inter Organizational Practice Committee (IOPC).
Explain emerging challenges with the application of the APA and IOPC guidelines and identify possible alternative solutions to these challenges.
Discuss how coding and reimbursement after the pandemic might look with regards to tele-testing.