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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another CPT Resource

Here's a link to a CPT "Coach":


It walks you through a checklist that allows you to determine the code for each session. I played around with it a bit, and I personally found it cumbersome and more time-consuming than just writing my note after familiarizing myself with the guidelines.

But some people might find it useful, so check it out.


  1. Hi. Thank you, for posting that, and helping spread word about it. Being the author of said tool, let me just add, I'd agree, it's much more cumbersome than writing a note, especially if you know the guidelines. In fact, if you know the guidelines, there's no reason for using the page at all, except perhaps as a double-check that you really understand the coding.

    But, that's not its purpose. It was developed as a teaching tool. Tho it can certainly be used as a coding tool, the purpose was to give people a quick and easy way to master the ins and outs of CPT coding - the familiarizing yourself with the guidelines step, not the after step. The idea being, that something that's hands-on and interactive is more effective for learning and mastery than a lecture, or a rulebook of dense text, or blindly following a flowsheet.


    M. Price

    1. Thanks for responding. I have some ideas about the user experience, so if you're interested in hearing them, email me at psychpracticetheblog@gmail.com.