TELEPSYCHIATRY IN IOWA
At Genoa Healthcare Telepsychiatry, we increase access to behavioral healthcare across the U.S. by building telepsychiatry programs that connect patients with psychiatrists & APRNs remotely. As the largest outpatient telepsychiatry community, we hire, train, and integrate psychiatrists and APRNs into organizations that treat underserved communities.
GENOA HEALTHCARE IN IOWA
Who can be a Telepsychiatrist for my clinic?
Psychiatrists & APRNS: Any psychiatrist (MD/DO) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a state license in Iowa can provide care via telepsychiatry.
How does reimbursement work for telepsychiatry in Iowa?
Each telepsychiatry session generates two billable codes:
- The standard CPT codes for outpatient, psychiatric services
- An originating site fee known as Q3014. The originating site fee is a Telemedicine Bonus
that allows clinics to receive reimbursement for the use of the facility where telehealth
services are rendered.
Community Mental Health Clinics are eligible for Medicare reimbursement in Iowa if they are located in a HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Area). You can check if your address is eligible for Medicare telehealth originating site payment of $26.15 here.
In Iowa, the Medicaid Q code pays $20.95.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses practicing telepsychiatry in Iowa are reimbursed by Medicaid at 75% of the MD/DO rate.
FQHCs are not considered an authorized originating site for telemedicine in Iowa and would not bill the Q3014. Reimbursement for related costs would occur through an annual cost settlement process.
What tech does my clinic need?
Setting up telepsychiatry at your clinic is simple. The set up will require:
- A large monitor screen
- A two-way video telecommunication system that allows for real-time communication between the provider and patient
- HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology
UTILIZATION & PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY
Utilization is the percentage of a telepsychiatrist’s time that is spent on reimbursable patient care. Tracking this number helps clinics understand the financial sustainability of telepsychiatry for their organization.
Download our Utilization Best Practices to learn more about how to ensure telepsychiatry is financially sustainable for your clinic.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Get in touch with a member of our Clinic Partnerships team to learn more about telepsychiatry in Iowa.