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Psychiatrists Eligibility for Vaccination

On January 14, 2021, NCDHHS announced changes to the vaccination prioritization plan. Phase 1 now includes all physicians. NCPA is being encouraged to have members contact their local health department or hospital, use the Find Your Spot page to fine a vaccine location today.  

Renew Your Membership

Membership of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association (NCPA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) are up for renewal on a calendar year basis. All members are strongly encouraged to renew by January 1st each year. Member dues for both NCPA and APA billed together through the APA's centralized dues billing and membership renewal processes. Members may renew in one of four ways:

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have specific question regarding your NCPA member benefits. Thank you for your continued NCPA and APA membership!

2021 Changes to CPT Codes

Beginning in 2021, there will be changes in the way psychiatrists bill and document office/outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services, including simplified documentation and a new “prolonged” code, 99217. 

As of January 1, codes for office/outpatient medical evaluation and management (E/M) care can be selected on the basis of the complexity of the medical decision making (MDM) or on the basis of the total time on the date of the service related to the patient encounter, not just face-to-face time. The revised MDM guidelines are outlined in the Medical Decision Making table of the “Quick Guide to 2021 Office/Outpatient E/M Services (99202-99215) Coding Changes,” which includes psychiatric specific examples as illustrations. 

Click here to view APA’s collection of resources related to these changes. You will have to log into your APA account to access the full resources. 

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The North Carolina Psychiatric Association is a professional medical organization that represents more than 900 psychiatrists statewide; it is the district branch of the American Psychiatric Association. Members receive many member benefits, including dual membership in the state and national associations.

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Looking for a New Psychiatrist?

Our Find a Doctor search may be able to help you find a new psychiatrist. The psychiatrists listed in this directory are NCPA members who have chosen to submit the information about their practices to this directory. Individual physicians are responsible for the accuracy of this information; NCPA does not make patient referrals.

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