The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) System as a Model for Professional Psychological Services

Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D.

05/08/2015 at 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

United Healthcare, Chairman’s Auditorium
2716 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128

6 CE Credits

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About This Workshop:

As healthcare crisis continues and a benchmark from which to perform evolves only one system of healthcare appears to have come to the forefront. The CPT is based on scientific evidence and scientifically derived as well as vetted by all (approximately 130) healthcare organizations including the AMA. Further, this process includes and has the approval of all major insurance carriers including Medicare and BC/BS. As a consequence, understanding this system allows for the most comprehensive understanding of health policy in the United States. Coding, billing, and documenting of professional psychological services will be presented in detail including the evolving and significant changes in both psychotherapy and testing. Projections for the future, including documentation and performance measures, will be considered.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Understand the basics of the CPT system.
  2. Appreciation of coding involving mental health, health psychology and neuropsychology. Emphasis will be placed on evolving changes surrounding the previous areas with a specific focus on interactive complexity, screening and potential changes to health and behavior.
  3. Present a basic understanding of diagnosing and documenting services provided especially to address issues involving “medical necessity” and fraud.
  4. Provide an overview of current healthcare paradigms that apply to psychologists and provide suggestions of evolving ones.

Audience:

This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology. Seating is limited, so register early!

 About The Presenter:

Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D. was born in Cuba and received degrees from the University of Florida (BA) and the University of Georgia (MS, PhD). He is Past-President of the North Carolina Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Foundation, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Society of Clinical Neuropsychology (40) and Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. He also served two terms as a Council Representative (40). Other leadership positions include chair of the Psychology Academy of the National Academies of Practice and several APA Boards and Committees ranging from the Board of Convention Affairs to the Committee for Psychological Tests and Assessments as well as served on ten others, including the Policy and Planning Board. He recently served on the Joint Committee for Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.

Since 1982, Dr. Puente maintained a private practice (clinical neuropsychology). Between 1993 and 2008, he was APA’s representative to the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology and was then elected to the Editorial Panel of the CPT (voting member). He was also on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.

Dr. Puente was a clinical psychologist at a teaching psychiatric hospital and a professor of neuroanatomy at a medical school before becoming a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (since 1981). He is also a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and UCLA.

His research focus has largely been on the interface between culture and clinical neuropsychology. He founded and edited Neuropsychology Review, the Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare, Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice and a book series in clinical neuropsychology. Over the past ten years, he has also been involved with studying the effects of blast injuries and PTSD of Marines and sailors from Camp Lejeune, NC.  Dr.Puente’s CV

Program Schedule:

Friday, May 8th, 2015

8:00-8:30am Registration
8:30-10:00am Understand the basics of the CPT system.
10:00-10:30am Break Morning Break and Student Poster Presentations (refreshments and coffee will be provided)
10:30-12:00pm Appreciation of codes involving mental health, health psychology and neuropsychology. Emphasis will be placed on evolving changes surrounding the previous areas with a specific focus on interactive complexity, screening and potential changes to health and behavior
12:00-1:15pm Lunch (included):  Annual Business Meeting and Awards
1:15-2:45pm Appreciation of codes involving mental health, health psychology and neuropsychology. Emphasis will be placed on evolving changes surrounding the previous areas with a specific focus on interactive complexity, screening and potential changes to health and behavior
2:45-3:00m Break Afternoon Break (beverages and snacks will be provided)
3:00-4:30pm A basic understanding of diagnosing and documenting services provided especially to address issues involving “medical necessity” and fraud; An overview of current healthcare paradigms that apply to psychologists and suggestions for evolving ones.

Annual Business Meeting & Awards:

The Nevada Psychological Association will be holding our 2015 Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation during lunch from 12noon – 1:15pm. Lunch is included in your registration fees, so we invite you to stay to hear Annual Reports from our Executive Board and Committee Chairs and recognize those that do so much for NPA and the state of Nevada during our Awards Presentation. Student Poster Presentation winners will also be announced.

Here are detailed descriptions of the Boxed Lunch Selections:
(sandwiches include bag of chips, cookie and a bottled beverage)
1.) Classic Italian Sub Sandwich with Provolone, oil & vinegar.
2.) Grilled Turkey Club Sandwich on 12-grain bread with crispy bacon & mayo.
3.) Roast Beef & Artichoke Sandwich with caper mayo on ciabatta.
4.) Buffalo Chicken Wrap with crumbled blue cheese.
5.) Pepper & Mushroom Wrap with provolone & italian dressing.

(Salads include artesian bread, homemade baked cookie and bottled beverage)
6.) Executive Chef Salad: ham, chicken, swiss & cheddar cheeses atop a bed of greens with tomato, sweet pepper and hard boiled egg with ranch dressing
7.) Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad: chopped romaine with house-made croutons, tossed with parmesan and caesar dressing and topped with marinated grilled chicken.
8.) Fresh Garden Salad (with or without Grilled Chicken): mixed greens with cucumber, tomato, carrot and green pepper with vinaigrette dressing.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Willow Springs Wellness

 

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General Information:

Handout Materials Handout materials will be sent out electronically to all attendees no later than May 4th, 2015. Printed handout materials are available upon request for $10.00. Requests should be submitted by email to our Executive Director, Wendi O’Connor to admin@nvpsychology.org no later than Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

Workshop Location The workshop will be held at United Healthcare, in the Chairman’s Auditorium, located at 2716 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128. Click here to view map. Ample parking is available on-site outside of the building and also in the parking structures.

Hotel Suggestions Click here to view list of Hotels which are relatively close to the venue.

Security All attendees will be required to sign-in at security desk, will be escorted by security to the Auditorium, and must wear a visitor badge at all times while in the building. You will be required to sign back in after lunch as well.

Refunds & Grievance Policies Participants may direct questions or complaints to NPA to 888-654-0050. An administrative fee of $30 will be charged for cancellation of registration. Please note, no refunds will be granted after 4/30/2014.

Approval Approved by Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Additional Information NPA will provide accommodations for person with special needs, when notified at the time of registration and at least one week prior to workshop.

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