What is Behavioral Health Integration Services?
The medical community now widely considers integrating behavioral health care with physicians (behavioral health integration or BHI) an effective strategy for improving outcomes for millions of Americans with mental or behavioral health conditions. Medicare makes separate payment to physicians and non-physician practitioners for BHI services they supply to patients over a calendar month service period.
BHI is a type of care management for patients with mental health conditions. Working with CPT 99484, providers can partner with Nsight to bill monthly services delivered using the BHI models of care. This includes services like risk assessments and monitoring, care plans for patients whose condition isn’t improving, health coaching and maintaining a continuous relationship with an experienced behavior health team member
Care Team Members
Treating (Billing) Practitioner
A physician or non-physician practitioner (PA, NP, CNS, CNM), typically primary care, may be of another specialty.
The patient is a member of the care team where Nsight provides behavior health integration care services on a monthly basis.
Potential Clinical Staff
The billing practitioner delivers the service in full or uses qualified clinical staff to deliver services using a team-based approach.