2009 will see some big reimbursement changes for mental health. Get ready for some major E/M coding revisions from CPT. Not only that, experts predict mental health professionals are likely to see outpatient work trend down and inpatient services trend up. That’s because in times of recession, patients are more likely to neglect their mental health until an inpatient-level mental health crisis emerges. Don’t worry about the new landscape emerging for mental health reimbursement. Spend an hour with coding and reimbursement expert Quin Buechner to keep your practice healthy during the tough times ahead.
Quin A. Buechner, M.S., M.DIV., ACS-FP/GI/PEDS, PACHS-Multispecialty, PHIA, C.P.C., has been involved in medical practice management, coding, reimbursement and policy analysis for government and Commercial payers for over 25 years. He has been a member of the AAPC National Board, a Billing Director for a four county Mental Health Agency, and is a National Consultant and Speaker. He has worked at and with small Medical practices, multi-specialty practices, Medical Colleges...
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