Reimbursement of Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings

Reimbursement of Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings

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In 2005Ai06 a study identified the barriers to, and solutions for RMHS. This study was divided into two parts. The first part is a White Paper background report which identifies the barriers to successful provision of RMHS. The second part convened a Expert Forum who reviewed the White Paper, and suggested actions to reduce those barriers. This Final Report incorporates their deliberations and addresses the following: Describes the purpose and rationale of the project; Outlines the projectAis tasks; Details findings from the White Paper; Summarizes the June 2006 Expert Forum discussion; and Provides suggested actions to the Fed. govAit. on steps to overcome existing or perceived barriers to RMHS. Illustrations. This is a print on demand report.According to the Key Informants interviewed, many health care providers perceive that it is challenging to recoup the 50 percent ... Some clinics that provided primary care reported forgoing or covering the copays for their Medicare -eligible clientsa#39; mental health care from other sources. ... Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes CPT codes, known as Level I codes, are most germane to theanbsp;...

Title:Reimbursement of Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings
Author:Donna Mauch
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-04


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