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Table 4 Most frequent CPT Code descriptions for Psychiatric Evaluation and Right Heart Catheterization, among retired and new codes

From: A numerical similarity approach for using retired Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for electronic phenotyping in the Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Health System (SCILHS)

Category Status Code description
Psychiatric evaluation Retired * Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination
* Individual psychotherapy, insight oriented, behavior modifying and/or supportive, in an office or outpatient facility, approximately 20 to 30 min face-to-face with the patient
Current * Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation
* Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services
* Psychotherapy, 30 min with patient and/or family member
* Psychotherapy, 30 min with patient and/or family member when performed with an evaluation and management service (list separately in addition to the code for primary procedure)
Right heart catheterization Retired * Right heart catheterization
* Combined right heart catheterization and transseptal left heart catheterization through intact septum (with or without retrograde left heart catheterization)
Current * Right heart catheterization including measurement(s) of oxygen saturation and cardiac output, when performed
* Catheter placement in coronary artery(s) for coronary angiography, including intraprocedural injection(s) for coronary angiography, imaging supervision and interpretation; with right heart catheterization
  1. In Psychiatric Evaluation, notice the decreased complexity of the new codes (additional modifier codes are now used in conjunction with the main code). In Right Heart Catheterization, notice the movement of “right heart catheterization” to the end of the description in the second code. The actual CPT codes are not shown due to copyright restrictions
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