Adding Behavioral Health Services
to Your Practice
By Kelsey Oliveira
According to a study by the Primary Care Collaborative, “more than 85% of primary care physicians report that the mental health of their patients has decreased during the pandemic.” When mental health conditions are left untreated, it “can complicate the course of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and post-surgical care,” said Dr. Patrice Harris, a practicing psychiatrist and former president of the AMA.
Introducing behavioral health services in your primary care practice helps bridge the gap between need for care and access to care. Using telehealth to deliver these services helps enhance care delivery and ensures patients are getting the treatment they need. Dr Smith said, “it enables access and quality care, it’s efficient, and it’s cost-effective. It meets the quadruple aim…Once you address mental health problems, you’ll see an improvement in the overall health of patients.”
To learn more about introducing behavioral health services in your practice and how it can improve overall patient health, click here to read the article or view our additional solutions below.
Treat Patients Remotely with Our Telehealth Solutions
In order to best serve the needs of your practice throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, we’ve teamed up with two telemedicine providers. We want to be sure you’re able to continue treating patients while reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Here’s some of the capabilities of these telehealth solutions:
- Remotely deliver in-home patient care
- Initiate secure text conversations to patients instantly and easily
- Initiate telehealth video visits with the click of a button
- Maintain logs of chats and videos for billing and audit
Click here to learn more about our telemedicine partners, DrFirst and Updox, to see which solution is right for your practice.
A New Way to Increase Revenues with Remote, Home-Based Services
If your Medicare Population exceeds 250 patients or you have a patients with two or more chronic conditions, you may qualify to bill for existing codes related to CCM, remote patient monitoring and behavioral health. These billing codes already exist and could bring in significant revenue for your practice. Additionally, this is a full service offering that augments your staff.
There are no upfront costs as you’ll only incur costs when codes are billed out. Other practices have already gotten started and are seeing real returns.
To learn more about our Virtual Preventative Care Assistant, click here.
Kelsey Oliveira is a Marketing Specialist at Amazing Charts and joined the company in 2019. She enjoys providing useful content and resources to help independent practices thrive.