Understanding Mental Health Insurance: Part 3 – CPT Code Cheat Sheet

CPT is an acronym for Current Procedural Terminology and a CPT code is a 5-digit number code signifying the types of services you’re providing as a health service provider.

Out of thousands of possible CPT codes, mental health services only span 24 in total.  Don’t worry!  They are fairly self-explanatory.

Mental Health CPT Code Cheat Sheet

We created a CPT Code Cheat Cheat.

Download the Mental Health CPT Code Cheat Sheet here!

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Download the Mental Health CPT Code Cheat Sheet here!


  1. Tamara G. Suttle October 16, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    Thanks so much, Denny, for sharing this with your readers and mine, too!


  2. Ben September 28, 2017 at 11:06 am #

    Im a psychologist here in LA. Most of my sessions are 55-1 hour. Medicare I was told will likely audit if we bill 90837 vs 45 minute code is that true in your experience? so even though I have only 4 medicare patients I dont bill 90837 even though the sessions suit that code because I dont want the hassle of getting audited. Please advise, would be much appreciated.


    • Denny June 20, 2018 at 11:44 am #

      That is not true based on our experience. Best to always bill the most accurate CPT code and diagnosis no matter what as that is what prevents fraudulent billing and will help you IF there were to ever be an audit. But no, we’ve never had any audit issues with 90837.



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