As we enter a new year and a new decade, keeping up with insurance policy changes is no longer just best practice, but essential to your business. Sadly, with each new year, insurance requirements continue to increase, and guidelines become more and more strict. To help you stay on top of the changes, we have compiled a list of the current exclusions and requirements we have seen increasing as we head into 2020. Also, at the end of this blog post you'll find a FREE PDF cheat sheet--a simplified list of these bullet points that you can refer to anytime!
Are POC's Even Billable Anymore?
Having trouble getting POC’s to pay? Stuck in an audit with insurance companies for this service? Follow these guidelines to ensure you get the most out of POC billing without jeopardizing another and/or future audit.
Joanna Conti, Founder & CEO
Vista Research Group, Inc.
The number of addiction treatment centers now monitoring their patients during treatment and
following up with them post-treatment has reached a critical mass. Commercial programs who continue
to hold off on quantifying their outcomes are risking being left behind. Tracking your outcomes is becoming invaluable for a number of reasons:
By Joanna Conti
CEO, Vista Research Group, Inc.
In this time of tremendous industry upheaval, your ability to convince key payers of the unique value your addiction treatment center provides is crucial to your ability to stay in business.
Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Behavioral Health Professional, Behavioral Health Facility, Elevated Billing, Community Substance Abuse Treatment, Chemical Dependency, webinar
Topics: Behavioral Health Billing, Behavioral Health, Insurance Billing, Medicaid, Mental Health, US Government, Community Mental Health, Behavioral Health Professional, Behavioral Health Facility, Elevated Billing, Community Substance Abuse Treatment, Chemical Dependency, Co-Occurring Disorders
Topics: Behavioral Health Billing, Behavioral Health, Insurance Billing, Medicaid, Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Behavioral Health Professional, Behavioral Health Facility, Elevated Billing, Community Substance Abuse Treatment, Chemical Dependency, Co-Occurring Disorders
As recently reported in Modern Healthcare News the United States Department of Justice has initiated additional legal against the legality of the Affordable Care Act, more broadly known as "Obamacare". The federal agency called on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a District Court ruling invalidating the entire Obamacare law, saying it "is not urging that any portion of the district court's judgment be reversed."
The combination of substance use disorders and mental illness is a common clinical problem – and a
serious public health concern. Sr. Ann Sulivan, the Commissioner of NYS Office Mental Health writes for Behavioral Health News. In this blog post, Elevated Billing Solutions explores the history of providing care for patients with both substance abuse and mental illness, the partnerships that Dr. Sullivan and other professionals created and collaborated on with universities and state agencies and provides links to free clinical guides and other useful resources for behavioral health specialists and families struggling to help a loved one obtain the treatment that they need.