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Understanding and Using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) System
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Goal: Increasing appreciation of the complexities and subtleties of coding documenting, and billing for professional psychological services

When: 9/14/2014
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
423 E 23rd Street
New York, NY  10010
Presenter: Antonio E. Puente, PhD
Contact: NYSPA Central Office

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Registration Fees:
Member of Sponsoring Division: $30
NYSPA Member: $50
Non-Member: $95

Continuing Education Fees:
Member: $10
Non-Member: $20
As a psychologist delivering professional psychological services, there are an increasing number of guidelines and regulations that need to be understood and followed. These include the contractual arrangements with individual companies (e.g., Blue Cross Blue Shield) and agencies (e.g., Medicare) that require increasing vigilance of complex and ever-changing rules and laws. Consistent with them and the APA Code of Ethics, the one system that almost all of healthcare agrees to is the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). This system was developed by the American Medical Association under license of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

The workshop will present the history of the system as well as careful attention to codes used for psychotherapy and diagnostic services including psychological testing. A model for coding, billing, documenting and auditing will be presented. This will be an interactive workshop with numerous case examples provided.

Presenter: Antonio E. Puente, PhD, Professor of Psychology, UNCW & private practice, Wilmington, NC (see

Dr. Puente served as the APA Representative on the AMA CPT Committee between 1992 and 2008 and during his years the number of codes for psychological practice increased from five to sixty. For the last 5 years he has served on the actual 17 member CPT Panel that votes on the proposals submitted by the 120 health professions. He shares a seat on the panel with representatives from Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hospital Association of American and 11 members appointed by the AMA House of Delegates. He has delivered almost 100 workshops on the CPT including to the AMA and APA.