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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: 4/26/2021

Ensuring that a patient understands the Collaborative Care (CoCM) program before agreeing to participate is a crucial task for primary care providers. This resource provides general guidance on obtaining verbal consent from patients to participate in CoCM. Please note that these are general tips and that specific consent requirements may vary by state and patient insurance. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) answers frequently asked questions about billing Medicare for care management services in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

A description of seven funding mechanisms for depression care management.

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."

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 Model (CoCM) services.

A clinical rotation curriculum introducing a senior resident to the role of Psychiatric Consultant in a Collaborative Care team.

The Behavioral Health Integration Implementation Guide is the most recent addition to the landmark series of Safety Net Medical Home Initiative implementation guides produced by Qualis Health to help primary care practices become Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).

Five reasons why Collaborative Care is beneficial to Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and their patients.

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