2019 CPT Codes

Colleagues are advised that CPT codes were changed 1/1/2019.

Previous CPT codes for psychological testing (96101, 96102) and neuropsychological testing (96118, 96119) were replaced with the new codes on January 1, 2019. New codes include base codes and add-ons for additional increments of time. Test administration and scoring uses base 96136 and +96131 for an add-on. Increments are 30 minutes. Evaluation services, including report writing, use 96136 for the base and +96137 for the add-on. Increments are 1 hour. Widespread denials were reported by some practitioners on various forums. Payers provided inconsistent information regarding how and if one could test over multiple dates of service. Recent guidance can be found in apa.org resources.