The Patient Health Questionnaire 2 (PHQ-2) is used by some clinicians and organizations to screen patients for undiagnosed depression.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a fact sheet detailing the four G codes that can be used to bill for behavioral health integration (BHI) and collaborative care management (CoCM) services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) answer frequently asked questions about billing Medicare for behavioral health integration (BHI) services using the four new CMS BHI G codes.
The AIMS Center offers a Microsoft Excel®-based patient tracking spreadsheet for providers that takes minimal upfront investment and can support Collaborative Care functions such as patient and caseload progress tracking.
This resource includes a template, questions, and examples that can help clinics and providers develop a psychiatric emergency protocol and safety plan for suicidal or potentially violent patients.
Suicidal risk assessment when question #9 (thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself) on the PHQ-9 depression screener is positive.
This article reviewed data from the Washington State Mental Health Integration Program and found that value-based payment resulted in improved fidelity to the collaborative care model and depression outcimes in patients.
An example psychiatric consultation services agreement between a Community Mental Health Center and a Federally Qualified Health Center for organizations that may be interested in contracting for psychiatric consultation services.
Please note: Contract language and template example is provided with permission from Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care.
The AIMS Center published recommendations on September 8, 2015 for fee-for-service payments for psychiatric consultants and care manager functions. These comments were published in response to the CMS invitation for comments on proposed rules to cover Collaborative Care models for Medicare beneficiaries with common behavioral health conditions.
An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Sevices' payment codes for behavioral health integration.