Guides Mental Health Practitioners Through Upcoming CPT Code Changes

Albuquerque, NM -- (SBWire) -- 12/17/2012 --The mental health profession, like all health related endeavors, is constantly in a state of flux. As knowledge advances and new methods emerge, practices continually change. One forthcoming wide ranging mental health shake-up is the 2013 CPT code changes. While these changes are administrative rather than practical, they will still mean huge changes for mental health providers.

One mental health related website that has been getting a lot of attention is They have recently unveiled their guide to the 2013 CPT code changes for mental health, helping mental health professionals deal with the coming upheaval. Their CPT code guide has been greeted with widespread praise from mental health professionals, and is starting to become regarded as an essential resource on the subject.

The guide largely consists of a directory of the 2013 CPT codes, helpfully laid out in a table. The table also contains the old 2012 codes, so site visitors can see at a glance what the 2013 equivalent is. The guide is simple, and concise, with no irrelevant data to muddy the waters. often posts similar guides plus clinical tools and information.. The site serves as a useful and wide ranging resource for anyone who works in mental health.

The site also serves an important purpose resource for patients, helping them find relevant mental health practitioners in their area. Health Shire also guides and informs patients and family members about a range of mental health related issues.

A spokesperson for the website said: “2013 is going to see sweeping changes to the CPT code system. This will cause a significant upheaval, not just because new codes will be introduced but also because the old, familiar codes will be immediately rendered obsolete. Of course these codes are absolutely critical, in order that services rendered are identified and reimbursed correctly. That’s why CPT code changes are going to affect every mental health professional. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help people deal with the upcoming changes. Our guide serves as a useful and up to date resource for anyone who is struggling with the new system.”

About is a recently launched website dealing with mental health issues for both patients and practitioners. In addition to helping connect patients with mental health services in their area, they also provide useful resources to mental health professionals.

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