Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 in the US.  On average, 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children face a mental health condition at some time in their lives.  Prisons and jails have become a...

CPT 96127 Frequently Asked Questions

CPT 96127 Frequently Asked Questions CPT Code 96127 is a generic mental health screening code that is covered by all major insurances. It is designed to pay for the evenly applied screening of a large patient population to uncover underlying mental health conditions....

CPT 96127 Billing and Usage Guide

CPT 96127 Billing and Usage Guide What is CPT 96127? CPT code 96127 (Brief emotional/behavioral assessment) has only been around since early 2015, and has been approved by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is reimbursed by major insurance...

Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention “Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.”  unknown National Suicide Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255) Susie’s parents knew it was that time of...

PHQ 9 – Opening Pandora’s Box

PHQ 9 – Opening Pandora’s Box “Here you go Sally, Dr. Whittle would like you to fill out this questionnaire today.” A medical assistant in Dr. Whittle’s office hands Sally a PHQ 9 depression screening. After the Medical Assistant scores the screening it shows that...