Behavioral Health

Mental Health

Coronis Health works with many prominent mental health treatment facilities nationwide serving adult and adolescent populations rendering inpatient and outpatient levels of care.

Our experience, global capabilities, and industry-leading technology innovation means we are able to handle a variety of facilities.

Behavioral health issues affect millions of adolescents and adults in the United States with about 1 in 5 adults, aged 18 or older, having a mental illness. In 2014, of the nearly 44 million adult Americans with a mental illness, only about 45%, or 19.4 million, received mental health services in the past year. (Source: SAMHSA 2020)

What is Mental Health Medical Billing?

Medical billing involves claims submissions for the healthcare services provided to patients. Due to the specialty’s complex nature, medical billing for behavioral health may be more complicated than other healthcare specialties. Therefore, it is essential to equip your billing department with the right information, tools, and resources to allow your healthcare facility, whether treating mental health, substance abuse, or eating disorders, to continue delivering patient care.

How is Mental Health Billing Different from Traditional Medical Billing?

The diagnosis and treatment surrounding mental health are quite challenging to grasp, yet they comprise crucial elements in a patient’s overall health. The way psychiatrists and counselors provide services, therefore, is greatly different from the ways other healthcare professionals provide care. Furthermore, the mental health field lacks a standardized process as compared to other practices. One reason for that is the many types of services available. The majority of behavioral healthcare is spent on therapy sessions, and insurance companies take note of the number of sessions that take place in a day and how long each session lasts. This makes it more challenging for providers to balance their treatments with an efficient and adequate billing system.

Budget constraints, lack of dedicated staff to update billing codes for behavioral health, insurance requirements, and changes in regulations results in high claim denial rates. Therefore, all the rules and financial demands make mental health billing a much different process than traditional medical billing systems.

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Most Common Medical Codes for Mental Health

The following are the most common psychotherapy codes for psychologists as indicated by the American Psychological Association:

*Billed for the first 60 mins of psychotherapy for a patient in crisis and add-on code 90840 billed for each additional 30 mins.

What Coronis Health Services are Available for Mental Health Clinics?

What Our Mental Health Medical Billing Service is Like

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At Coronis Health, we understand that medical billing and collections are critical to the survival and growth of a medical facility. Our medical billing and revenue cycle services help you optimize your revenue cycle and increase cash flow by identifying and capturing missed revenue. We recognize the tremendous need for your services, and we will make it our mission to assist practices like yours in achieving your financial goals. 

With over 100+ years of combined experience in providing medical billing service, our team of experts knows billing and coding for mental health treatment facilities. Not only do we take care of billing, but Coronis Health also works to improve every part of your revenue cycle. Our forward-thinking team looks below the surface, identifying and helping you fix the workflow issues that negatively affect your reimbursements, including the front desk, provider medical coding, practice management (PM) system optimization, and extensive denials management. 

We use our proprietary medical billing and coding review software designed to track claim status, allowing us to improve your first-pass rate drastically. And by identifying medical billing trends, future denials stop at the source, and your facility can collect every dollar you deserve. Our medical billing software works independently of your practice management (PM) system, meaning there is no need to change your current PM system. Coronis Health is well versed in many of the top PM systems.

Our high-touch approach features a knowledgeable, courteous, efficient, and dedicated customer service team. Our medical billing service experts will focus on efficiently running your business so that you can focus on providing patient care.

Signs Your Clinic Should Consider Outsourcing Your Medical Billing

Your team may be weighing all the factors and trying to determine the best approach to optimizing your revenue. If your practice is experiencing any of the following, it may be time to outsource medical billing services:

Our high-touch approach features a knowledgeable, courteous, efficient, and dedicated team to support your mental health facility. Our staff will focus on your administrative tasks so that you can focus on providing patient care.