Clinical Psychology Services
Every clinical psychology (behavioral health) practice faces billing and coding challenges. Rapidly evolving technologies and increasingly complex treatment protocols for depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorders, eating disorders, stress related problems, relationship problems and severe mental disorders make behavior health coding, billing and reimbursement extremely challenging for your practice. Clinical Psychology coding is complex and requires experienced, trained and certified coders to accurately code the procedures such as neurobehavioral status exam, neuropsychological test administration, psychological testing performed in timed sessions etc.
Medisys Data Solutions brings over 15 years of Clinical Psychology coding and billing experience to your practice. Your Clinical Psychology practice needs the skills and experience to handle complex counseling sessions. We at Medisys Data Solutions are recognized in Clinical Psychology coding and billing.
Below are a few steps from Clinical Psychology billing professionals
Reduce human error: Double checking the codes is very important as the Clinical Psychology codes are complex. Frequently used codes can be memorized and used by coders to avoid human error. Coding and billing appropriate sessions is very critical.
Monitoring updates on Clinical Psychology coding: Keeping abreast with the coding updates by maintaining ICD 10 CM, PCS, HCPCS, CPT code books is imperative. CMS website publishes frequent updates to the coding rules and guidelines. The National Council for Behavioral Health, National Institute of Mental health, American Psychological Association (APA) and American Counseling Association publishes frequent newsletters. Frequent reference to CMS websites and subscriptions to articles will keep the providers updated on Clinical Psychology coding.
Accurate Documentation: Incorrect or inaccurate documentation delays the reimbursement cycle of claims. Documentation gaps in Clinical Psychology sessions may lead to revenue losses for healthcare providers.
Quality checks and audits: Regular quality checks and frequent audits of coding is a must to avoid repetition of errors. There needs to be open communication between physicians, coders, billers. Clinical Psychologists need to be educated by coders and billers frequently used ICD and CPT codes by the practice and denials/rejections.