dual diganosis billing

For Planning & Considering Dual Diagnosis Treatment
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dual diganosis billing

For Planning & Considering Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Schedule a Demo

DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT CAN IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES & EXTEND LENGTH OF STAY

DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT CAN IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES & EXTEND LENGTH OF STAY

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DEFINING THE SEVERITY YOU ACCEPT  

 

EXPANDING YOUR ASSESSMENTS

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THINGS TO CONSIDER
When you first start considering the expansion into a dual diagnosis program, the first thing to consider is your clinical programming & acceptance criteria. For example, do you plan on separate treatment tracks or combining substance abuse and mental health? If you plan on combined groups, you may need to revise your clinical curriculum to exclude groups such as relapse prevention and psycho-education as these will not meet medical necessity guidelines for mental health programming. Instead, you could utilize more existentialism, DBT, ACT, CBT, Family Systems, and Processing groups which can be applied to both substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Additionally, you’ll want to carefully consider your acceptance criteria. For example, eating disorders have a very high morbidity rate. Do you plan on accepting any eating disordered patients or only under pre-determined conditions? For authorizations you may want to consider adding the PHQ-9 and GAD-7 into your treatment program for ongoing assessments and tracking patient improvement. You may also want to consider increasing the frequency of mental status exams and preparing a longer-term treatment track for PTSD and Trauma.

 

Things to avoid:

The most common obstacle we’ve encountered with facilities launching a dual diagnosis program is the reliance on “generalized anxiety disorder” as the primary diagnosis. While this can be utilized during the first week of admission, it should be specified for ongoing authorizations after subsequent individual sessions with their primary therapist.

Contact us today if you have an interest in launching a mental health program, or expanding into a dual diagnosis program, for a free consultation.

Contact Us Today For A Free Assessment

We’re happy to review your authorization averages, length of stays, billing & collections, and in-network rates to determine areas where you may be able to improve your billing & deposits.

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DEFINING THE SEVERITY YOU ACCEPT  
THINGS TO CONSIDER

When you first start considering the expansion into a dual diagnosis program, the first thing to consider is your clinical programming & acceptance criteria. For example, do you plan on separate treatment tracks or combining substance abuse and mental health? If you plan on combined groups, you may need to revise your clinical curriculum to exclude groups such as relapse prevention and psycho-education as these will not meet medical necessity guidelines for mental health programming. Instead, you could utilize more existentialism, DBT, ACT, CBT, Family Systems, and Processing groups which can be applied to both substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Additionally, you’ll want to carefully consider your acceptance criteria. For example, eating disorders have a very high morbidity rate. Do you plan on accepting any eating disordered patients or only under pre-determined conditions? For authorizations you may want to consider adding the PHQ-9 and GAD-7 into your treatment program for ongoing assessments and tracking patient improvement. You may also want to consider increasing the frequency of mental status exams and preparing a longer-term treatment track for PTSD and Trauma.

Things to avoid:

The most common obstacle we’ve encountered with facilities launching a dual diagnosis program is the reliance on “generalized anxiety disorder” as the primary diagnosis. While this can be utilized during the first week of admission, it should be specified for ongoing authorizations after subsequent individual sessions with their primary therapist.

Contact us today if you have an interest in launching a mental health program, or expanding into a dual diagnosis program, for a free consultation.

SCHEDULE A FREE ASSESSMENT

Contact Us Today For A Free Assessment

We’re happy to review your authorization averages, length of stays, billing & collections, and in-network rates to determine areas where you may be able to improve your billing & deposits.

MAKE THE CHANGE TODAY & WE’LL COVER THE COST OF YOUR CONTRACT TERMINATION

6.5%

Flat Fee of Collected Deposits, Subject To Minimum Deposits

Upon executing a billing agreement with Remedy, we’ll reimburse you up to three month’s of your previous invoices toward your current contract termination fee – up to $90,000. Terms and conditions apply.