TELEPSYCHIATRY IN MASSACHUSETTS
At Genoa Telepsychiatry, we increase access to behavioral healthcare across the U.S. by building telepsychiatry programs that connect patients with psychiatrists & APRNs remotely. As the nation’s leading provider of outpatient telepsychiatry services, we hire, train, and integrate psychiatric providers across a range of specialties into organizations that treat underserved communities.
GENOA HEALTHCARE IN MASSACHUSETTS
Who can be a telepsychiatrist for my organization?
Psychiatrists & APRNs: Any psychiatrist (MD/DO) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a state license in Massachusetts can provide care via telepsychiatry. APRNs who meet certain qualifications (including two years of supervised practice) can practice independently and prescribe medications to patients.
How does reimbursement work for telepsychiatry in Massachusetts?
Each telepsychiatry session generates two billable codes:
- The standard CPT codes for outpatient, psychiatric services
- Potential add-on codes for psychotherapy
Medicaid covers services at the same rate as in-person services.
During the COVID public emergency, clinics billing for telehealth no longer need to be in a HPSA (Health Provider Shortage Area).
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are eligible to bill their encounter rate when an approved, medically necessary telemedicine service is rendered.
What tech does my organization need?
Setting up telepsychiatry at your organization is simple. The set up will require:
- 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 organizations understand the financial sustainability of their telepsychiatry program.
Download our Utilization Best Practices to learn how to ensure that telepsychiatry is financially sustainable for your organization.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Get in touch with a member of our Clinic Partnerships team to learn more about telepsychiatry in Massachusetts.