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Adaptive Behavior Assessment Code Implementation Showcased in Latest CPT® Assistant

The June 2014 CPT® Assistant guides you through the implementation of CPT® category III adaptive behavior assessment and treatment codes and guidelines on July 1, 2014. You’ll come across a list of guiding principles that led to the development of assessment and treatment codes by a panel of members representing psychiatry, clinical social workers, behavioral analysts, payers, and many more to help you better understand and apply these codes. Be sure you don’t miss out on the assessment codes that enable the provider to identify adaptive behavior treatment and developing a plan of care.

Other areas featured in the June 2014 CPT® Assistant include active wound care management through low frequency ultrasound and conventions of ICD-10-CM. You can use’s Code Connect code and keyword search to update your skills on the following topics:

  • Active wound-care management: low-frequency ultrasound: 97597, 97598, 97602, 97610, 0183T
  • Adaptive behaviour assessments and treatment: 90791, 90792, 90834, 90853, 92508, 92521-92524, 96101, 96110, 96116, 96118, 96150-96155, 97003, 97004, 99366-99368, 99487-99489, 0359T-0374T, H2001, H2010-H2014, H2019, H2020
  • Conventions of ICD-10-CM.

You’ll also find the customary FAQ section in the latest CPT® Assistant to help you resolve your toughest coding cases. To find the help you need, search for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Breast, mammography: 19081-19086, 19281, 19282, 77051-77057, G0202, G0204
  • Category III: 0331T, 0332T
  • Diagnostic imaging: 71020, 72141, 72146, 72148, 72195, 74010
  • Evaluation and management non-face-to-face services: 99354-99357, 99446-99449
  • Integumentary system: 15271-15278
  • Noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies: 93975, 93979
  • Surgical pathology: 88342, 88356, 88360, 88361, 88399.