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New Geriatric Psychiatry Specialty Code Now Official Under Medicare

It's now official! Geriatric psychiatry has its own specialty code! The effective date is April 1, 2010.

Many thanks to members of the AAGP Clinical Practice Committee and the Reimbursement Task Force for all their advice and assistance throughout the process. And a special thanks to Drs. Gary Moak and Allan Anderson for their outstanding presentations at AAGP's meeting with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a few years ago and follow-up conference calls and conversations with CMS officials on this issue.

For details of the new code, see the CMS transmittal 1836.

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