Proposed Billing Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Recently on July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that announces the proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, effective on or after January 1, 2023.  Revised Pricing for Drug […]

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Billing Telepsychiatry for Interstate

In the year 2021, we observed increased use of telehealth services as patients look for ways to continue their treatment while following physical distancing guidelines. This also created unique scenarios including patients and providers in different states during telepsychiatry sessions. When engaging in interstate practice, psychologists should comply with all relevant laws and regulations, both […]

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Mental Health Practices Suffer from State Budget Cuts

State budget cuts have started affecting the mental healthcare services in many states. According to a study, states have cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets from fiscal years 2009 through 2012. On the other hand demand for public health services is increasing, especially at a time […]

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Remote Mental Health Billers

Mental health services are very hard to access in rural areas and those suffering from mental illnesses have to encounter unavailability and isolation from mental health services. This is due to the fact that almost 75% of the total population in rural counties lacks a psychiatry specialist and almost 95% do not have access to […]

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