Dr. Sandra Cadena Named to National Medical Coding Workgroup
Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, CS, CNE of the University of South Florida College of Nursing, has been appointed to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel on Psychological and Psychiatric Services. This panel, along with other specialty panels, is charged with recommending CPT changes to the American Medical Association. Dr. Cadena, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Global Health, was nominated to sit on this national body as the nursing member by both the American Nurses Association and the America Psychiatric Nurses Association. The CPT codes for Psychological and Psychiatric Services have not been updated since 1995.
“I am very proud that Dr. Sandra Cadena, a USF Nursing faculty member, was chosen to serve on this CPT panel,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President for USF Health and Dean of the College of Nursing. “This is great recognition of Dr. Cadena’s expertise in Psychiatric Mental Health to be chosen to represent the nursing profession on this important national committee. Healthcare reform is a reality in this country and Dr. Cadena will be on the front lines with other national leaders helping us to make the right choices.”