The AIMS Center is partnering with Premera Blue Cross to train and support rural primary care clinics in launching, expanding, and sustaining integrated mental health care programs. Watch this recorded webinar to learn preliminary details and view an open Q&A session for prospective applicants.
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.
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: April 4, 2019
This two page cheat sheet summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.
The Patient Health Questionnaire 2 (PHQ-2) is used by some clinicians and organizations to screen patients for undiagnosed depression.
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.
Patient-Centered Team Care is one of the core principles of collaborative care.
Measurement-based treatment to target is one of the core principles of good behavioral health integration, rooted in the research base of collaborative care.
A list of administrative tasks to be considered when planning an integrated care implementation.
An introduction to collaborative care told through the powerful story of Daniel.