Medicare's Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Services and Collaborative Care Program
By Wyn Staheli, Director of Research | Published January 18th, 2018
Over the last several years, primary care has begun to integrate behavioral health services to better address shortfalls in patient quality of care. Some of the first codes were the Health and Behavior Assessment/Intervention (96152-96155) codes, which were added in 2002. Since then, many different models have been experimented with and have ...
By Wyn Staheli, Director of Research | Published May 3rd, 2016
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services are an effective tool for healthcare providers to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic substance use disorders. Healthcare practices can help their patients and improve their integrated care standards with the proper use of the SBIRT.
Professional Billing Requirements for Alcohol Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions (Rev. 2433, 10-14-11,
By Jared Staheli | Published July 7th, 2015 - Last Review/Update February 5th, 2018
For claims with dates of service on and after October 14, 2011, CMS will allow coverage for annual alcohol misuse screening, 15 minutes, G0442, and behavioral counseling for alcohol misuse, 15 minutes, G0443, only when services are submitted by the following provider specialties found on the provider’s enrollment record:
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