Financing & Sustainability

Integrated Behavioral Health: Primary Care Coding Guidelines Webinar

Webinar  - 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Does your primary care clinic struggle with billing for integrated behavioral health services? To address this need, behavioral health leaders, including providers and billing experts, have worked to produce a Coding Guidelines tool to share optimal billing practices for Medicaid and Medicare. Join these experts to review the tool and discuss how practices in Oregon have developed processes to bill for these services.

Sustaining Integrated Behavioral Health Services: A Step-by-Step Guide External Link

Tools & Guides - February 7, 2018
SAMHSA-HRSA CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS -

Part II of the Integrated Behavioral Health series. Whether just starting to integrate behavioral health services or working to enhance services already in place, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions has created a step-by-step guide presenting four steps for safety net and other primary care providers to integrate behavioral health services and achieve sustainable integrated care models.

HealthInsight's Medicare Billing for Behavioral Health Screenings

Webinar  - 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am

On November 8, 2017, HealthInsight hosted a webinar on Medicare Part B billing for behavioral health screenings conducted by a billing auditor from Noridian and other experts in the field. After this webinar, your staff should be able to:

Cheat Sheet on CMS Final Rule for 2017 Medicare Payments for Integrated Behavioral Health Services External Link

Tools & Guides - August 30, 2017
The University of Washington's AIMS Center -

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced final rules for Medicare payments for patients participating in a collaborative care program or receiving other integrated behavioral health services. This cheat sheet may be used for patients with any behavioral health condition, including substance use disorders. Medicare Advantage plans are also covered.

Medicare Payment for Behavioral Health Integration External Link

Articles & Reports - January 19, 2017
The New England Journal of Medicine -

While integrating behavioral health care with primary care is now widely considered an effective strategy for improving outcomes for the many millions of Americans with mental or behavioral health conditions, uptake of behavioral health integration has remained limited, largely because it has not been paid for separately. On January 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin paying clinicians separately for the BHI services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries.

Payment for Important Work Gets Approved External Link

Articles & Reports - September 26, 2016
American Psychiatric Association's Psychiatric News -

Psychiatrists have long wondered how they could get paid for doing important collaborative care work. Earlier this year, the AMA approved a set of CPT codes that allow primary care practices to bill for collaborative care. These codes cover the work of mental health care managers in primary care clinics and the important contributions of consulting psychiatrists to such collaborative care teams.