What are behavioral health carve-outs and how does it affect you?
Behavioral health and physical health traditionally have been treated differently by U.S. payers and providers. As a result, behavioral health services may face different billing situations, such as behavioral health carve-outs.
Every day in the United States, over 130 people die of an opioid overdose. Prescription drug abuse and addiction has become a severe national crisis with devastating consequences that not only affect public health, but social and economic welfare as well. Politicians and healthcare professionals are striving to spread awareness and have put various initiatives in place to tackle the crisis. The healthcare industry has implemented a number of recovery methods for substance abuse treatment and continues to search for innovative ways to tackle the nationwide epidemic.
In 2019 and beyond, treatment centers of excellence must do everything they can to ensure patients are receiving the care they need, while also verifying that it can be obtained properly and legally. And the best way to do that if the appropriate units of care are being denied? By appealing.
“Too many Americans are suffering, and far too many are not receiving the treatment they need to live healthy and productive lives,” said Paul Gionfriddo, Mental Health America president and CEO. One in five American adults is diagnosed with a mental health disorder, and over half of the U.S. adults with a mental health condition do not receive proper treatment.
Reporting has never been more important in behavioral health than it is right now. The ability to understand and forecast your collections and reimbursements is paramount to a healthy behavioral health practice and even healthier patients.
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Behavioral healthcare billing is a complicated but integral process for recovery centers. Getting paid in a timely manner is essential for most providers, but it can be one of the most difficult things to make happen in practice.
With 2018 in the rear view, it's time to look ahead to the trends set to define 2019. We've collected some we believe will have a great impact this year and beyond.
For some, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year; but for those in recovery, the season can be a stressful period fraught with triggers. Whether you're in recovery yourself or want to support a loved one who is, we've assembled some resources with tools for having the happiest, healthiest holiday possible: