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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules that allow Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to bill for Behavioral Health Integration services, Chronic Care Managerment, and the Collaborative Care Model. 

Last updated: January 15, 2019

This two page cheat sheet summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.

There are different ways to bill for integrated behavioral health care depending on your model and staffing. This handout gives a brief overview of basic CPT and Medicare billing codes for behavioral health integration and collaborative care. 

Remember to check with your state and all payers to determine the necessary qualifications for the designated billing providers. Not all states or payers reimburse for every code.

Last Updated: January 15, 2020

A report published by SAMHSA that seeks "solutions to the barriers to the reimbursement of mental health services in primary care settings, specifically reimbursement by Medicare and Medicaid."

This handout shows the differences between the two types of care given in the IMPACT trial, usual care and collaborative care.

List of resources available to support training and ongoing use of the AIMS Center's Patient Tracking Spreadsheet

The workflow to support integrated behavioral health care models such as collaborative care is a data-driven process, requiring the care team to actively use a caseload management tool. It is important that these tools are used in conjunction with the practice’s electronic health record (EHR) if they are not already built into it. Patient tracking systems that support measurement-based care vary widely in their sophistication, functionality, cost, and scalability.

Options include:

Using a registry tool that tracks clinical outcomes for populations of patients and supports systematic changes in treatment for patients who are not improving as expected is an essential part of successful Collaborative Care programs.

Primary care providers identify and engage patients in collaborative care, make diagnoses, and treat patients. This handout describes the role of the PCP in more detail. 

Updated 11/20/19

A succinct collection of prescribing protocols for commonly prescribed psychotropic medications tailored to the outpatient setting.

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