Representing Depression

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The AMA requests that the…

The AMA requests that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set be added to the standards listed in Section I: Representing Depression. CPT code 96127 identifies patient screening through a behavioral assessment for depression.  CPT code 99483 includes an assessment for depression within the cognitive care plan.  CPT code 96127 includes an assessment for depression with this developmental/behavioral screening and testing. In addition, CPT Category II code 1040F, 2060F, and 3088F – 3093F identify evaluations of major depressive disorder. CPT Category II codes 1220F, 3351F – 3354F, 3725F identify a patient screened for depression within the treatment of other clinical conditions. CPT Category II codes 4060F – 4067F identify various services provided depression. CPT is a comprehensive and regularly curated uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services and provides for reliable communication among users. It has an extremely robust and mature development process with open and transparent meetings and clinical input from national medical specialties and relevant stakeholders. It is the most widely adopted outpatient procedure code set. Use of the CPT code set is federally required under HIPAA.