CMS Physician Fee Schedule 2021: Invitation for Comments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new 30-minute CoCM code for 2021 and is soliciting comments on that and other proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule. Public comments are invited until 11:59 pm on October 5, 2020

The AIMS Center enthusiastically supports the proposed 30-minute code and we encourage practices that are billing using CoCM codes to comment as well. We are offering our own comments below as an example to modify for your own organization. See also a list of key talking points to include in your comment. 

Summary Sheet on Payments for Behavioral Health Integration Services in Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics

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 Management, and the Collaborative Care Model. 

Last updated: 4/10/20

Basic Coding for Integrated Behavioral Health Care

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: 8/31/2020