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Crosswalk from ICD9 to ICD10 for Mental Health

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Note: approximate conversions between ICD-9-CM codes and ICD-10-CM/PCS codes may require clinical interpretation in order to determine the most appropriate conversion code(s) for your specific coding situation. This content is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a […]

March 2014 Upcoming Beacon/Chipa Billing & Claims Webinar

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

CHIPA and Beacon are¬†hosting a webinar¬†for all contracted providers on March 12th,2014, March 14th, 2014, and March 20th, 2014. The training will be focused on billing and claims for new Medi-Cal business. The first 20 minutes will be used to discuss frequently asked questions and the last 20 minutes will be an open forum for […]

Medicare 2014 outpatient mental health coverage parity

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, Medicare will reimburse outpatient mental health treatment services at parity with other Part B services. Previously, Medicare beneficiaries faced a higher copayment for outpatient mental health treatment, known as the mental health treatment limitation. Beneficiaries were required to pay up to 50 percent of the approved amount for these services under […]

LA Health Care Plan, Beacon, & CHIPA

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

LA Health Care Health Plan has selected Beacon Health Strategies and its partner College Health IPA to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment services for LA County members beginning August 1, 2013. If you would like to participate, contact Provider Relations at 800-779-3825 ext 5672 or email

CPT Psych Coding Changes for 2013

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Initial Psychiatric Evaluation (formerly 90801 or new patient E/M code) 90791, Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation (no medical services) 90792, Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation (with medical services)   Psychotherapy (formerly 90804-90808, 90816-90821) 90804, 90816 = 90832, psychotherapy, 30 minutes 90806, 90818 = 90834, psychotherapy, 45 minutes 90808, 90821 = 90837, psychotherapy, 60 minutes   Evaluation Management (E/M) and […]

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