CPT Codes for Behavioral Health Billing

CPT Codes for Behavioral Health: When it comes to the procedural aspect of billing for behavioral health services in the context of medical billing, healthcare professionals face a difficult and complex challenge. A tailored billing system that can manage pertinent Medical Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and related services must be set up by providers […]

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2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Released

2024 Physician Fee Schedule The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on November 2, 2023. The PFS is the payment system that determines how much Medicare pays for the services of physicians and other health care providers. The final rule includes several […]

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Understanding New Medicare Policies for Improved Behavioral Health Billing

For decades, access to comprehensive and affordable behavioral health billing has been a challenge for many Medicare beneficiaries. But 2024 dawns with a wave of transformative policies poised to reshape the landscape of Behavioral Health Billing, bridging coverage gaps, tackling inadequate reimbursement, and ultimately improving access and quality of care for older adults. Expanding the […]

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Mental Health Billing: Growing Importance of Behavioral Healthcare

Mental health has long been a topic covered in misconceptions. However, in recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the significance of behavioral healthcare in improving the overall well-being of individuals. With this increased awareness, there has also been a surge in the demand for mental health services, which has brought the importance […]

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How to Increase Revenue of Behavioral Health Practice?

There are several strategies that can be implemented to increase revenue in behavioral health: Increase Revenue of Behavioral Health Practice: 1. Accepting More Insurances Apart from increased behavioral health practice revenue, accepting more insurances can be beneficial for various reasons. As healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals have a responsibility to provide care to as many […]

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Increased Coverage of Interprofessional Consultations

On 5th Jan 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), issued guidance that creates an easier path to specialty care for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. This increased coverage of interprofessional consultations allows direct payment to consulting practitioners, expanding access […]

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5 Newly Added Sometimes Therapy Codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in its ‘year 2022 annual update to the therapy code’ document introduced 5 newly added ‘sometimes therapy’ codes. CMS considers these 5 CPT codes to be remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) services that physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and speech-language pathologists can provide, when appropriate. CMS designated […]

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MBC: Best-in-Class Behavioral Health Billing Company

Behavioral health billing is quite challenging as various factors affect the billing process. The length of the session, the approach to therapy, and the willingness of the patient to partake make it far more difficult to standardize treatment and billing. Moreover, how insurance carriers look at behavioral health is noticeably unlike the way they look […]

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MPFS Strengthening Behavioral Health Billing for 2023

CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 1, 2022, released the final 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), addressing Medicare payment and quality provisions in the coming year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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Proposed Billing Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule CMS covers Opioid Treatment Programs through bundled payments for opioid use disorder treatment services in an episode of care provided to people with Medicare Part B. Recently on July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that announces the proposed policy changes […]

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