General Question for the Week of January 29, 2018

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Do CPT® codes for psychological and neuropsychological tests include tests performed by technicians and computers?

Answer:

Yes. Effective January 1, 2006, CPT codes for psychological and neuropsychological tests include tests performed by technicians and computers (CPT codes 96102, 96103, 96119 and 96120) in addition to tests performed by physicians, clinical psychologists (CPs), independently practicing psychologists and other qualified nonphysician practitioners. The payment amounts for tests performed by a technician or a computer are adjusted depending upon whether the service was performed in a facility or non-facility setting.


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