TABLE 6-2 Psychologist Claims Paid by Medicare, 2003–2005, by Type of Intervention, and Comparison 2005 Claims Paid for All Provider Types

Code Description 2003 Psychologist Claims 2004 Psychologist Claims 2005 Psychologist Claims 2005 All Provider Claims
96150 H/B Assessment 50,660 74,371 78,008 90,016
96151 H/B Reassessment 51,888 47,599 18,421 21,913
96152 H/B Intervention—face-to-face, individual 136,904 245,088 291,103 300,463
96153 H/B Intervention—group (two or more patients) 9,252 16,431 17,873 34,052
96154 H/B Intervention—family (with patient present) 6,129 7,003 7,508 7,942
96155 H/B Intervention—family (without patient present) Medicare does not reimburse for this type of intervention
Total 254,833 390,492 412,913 454,386

SOURCE: American Psychological Association analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master File.

From: 6, Public- and Private-Sector Policy Support

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