CPT Codes for Psychology Services

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Current Procedural Terminology or CPT codes are used by psychologists and other mental health professionals in order to bill their services to an insurance company or Medicaid. This is not a complete list, but simply a list of some of the most commonly used CPT codes in mental health and psychology services, meant as a quick-reference sheet. It has been updated for 2014 code changes.

Code Description
90791 Psychiatric diagnostic interview without medical services
90792 Psychiatric diagnostic interview (for prescribers / medical services)
90832 Individual psychotherapy, 30 minutes
    (when performed with an evaluation & management service: 90833)
Non-facility: 64.84 / Facility: 64.12
90834 Individual psychotherapy, 45 minutes
    (when performed with an evaluation & management service: 90836)
Non-facility: 85.97 / Facility: 85.62
90837 Individual psychotherapy, 60 minutes
    (when performed with an evaluation & management service: 90838)
Non-facility: 128.6 / Facility: 127.89
90847 Family Psychotherapy with patient Present
    (without patient present: 90846; multiple-family group psychotherapy: 90849)
Non-facility: 107.47 / Facility: 106.75 (without patient: 104.24 / 103.53; multiple-family group: 34.39 / 30.81)
90853 Group psychotherapy
Non-facility: 26.51 / Facility: 25.79
96101 Psychological testing, interpretation and reporting per hour by a psychologist (per hour)
Non-facility: 80.96 / Facility: 80.24
96102 Psychological testing per hour by a technician (per hour)
96103 Psychological testing by a computer, including time for the psychologist’s interpretation and reporting (per hour)
96105 Assessment of Aphasia
96111 Developmental Testing, Extended
96116 Neurobehavioral Status Exam (per hour)
Non-facility: 94.93 / Facility: 88.84
96118 Neuropsychological testing, interpretation and reporting by a psychologist (per hour)
Non-facility: 99.23 / Facility: 79.88
96119 Neuropsychological testing per hour by a technician
96120 Neuropsychological testing by a computer, including time for the psychologist’s interpretation and reporting
96150 Health & Behavioral Assessment – Initial (each 15 mins)
Non-facility: 21.49 / Facility: 21.14
96151 Reassessment (each 15 mins)
Non-facility: 20.78 / Facility: 20.42
96152 Health & Behavior Intervention – Individual (each 15 mins)
96153 Health & Behavior Intervention – Group (each 15 mins)
96154 Health & Behavior Intervention – Family with Patient (each 15 mins)
96155 Health & Behavior Intervention – Family without Patient (each 15 mins)
Add ons
90785 Interactive complexity add-on (for psychotherapy codes)
90839 Patient in crisis add-on – 60 minutes
90840 Patient in crisis add-on – Each additional 30 minutes

Notes: Small type denotes medical payment codes. Facility: Includes hospitals (inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department), ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Non-facility: everything else.

You can look up the cost of a particular CPT code in your city or state on the AMA website.

 

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2007). CPT Codes for Psychology Services. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 25, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/cpt-codes-for-psychology-services/0001187
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