screens and re-measurement
Validated Screens Include:
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7)
- Somatic Symptom Scale (SSS-8)
- Suicidality Screener (P4)
- And more!
Including measures for adults, children, and Spanish-speaking patients.
Screens are quickly administered and automatically scored. They are easily taken at the patient’s home, with an iPad in office, or with the patient’s cellphone.
You will also receive a comprehensive interpretive report, developed by psychologists. This will give a short explanation of the screens themselves, as if given by in-house mental health professionals.
Utilize The Mental Health Assessment CPT Codes:
These codes may be reimbursed by many major insurance companies, including: Medicare, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, Anthem, etc…
Approved providers include: physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, physical therapists, and speech pathologists.
These codes may be billed one time for each patient during a session.
No start-up cost.
Screens can be medically necessary with the suspicion of a mental health condition. Often found with patients having ongoing medical problems and chronic pain.
Health and Behavior CPT codes are also used in primary care settings for factors such as diabetes management, smoking cessation, sleep hygiene, chronic pain, obesity, physician prescribed diet & exercise regimens.
The Brief Emotional / Behavioral Assessment (BEBA)
Named for the CPT code 96127, this assessment covers a psychological profile that identifies aspects of mental health that may cause physical health issues. You will also be able to reduce costs by knowing what treatments your patient needs. In assuring total health care, you will be able to provide your patients with total health!
How to administer the screens
and make the referral:
The patient checks in with receptionist or completes the screens before appointment.
The medical assistant takes the patient to collect vitals and patient information, then asks the patient to complete the screens on the tablet or patient’s digital device.
The screens are scored automatically and the patient may receive an online report.
The provider and patient may review the screens report and develop a treatment plan if necessary.
Results are documented in the EHR. The provider can render care and/or choose to make a referral.
The Medical provider or patient selects a service on totalpsychcare.com or requests the Referral Center to choose an appropriate therapist.
Progress is monitored with re-screening by the medical or behavioral health provider.
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We’ll help you set up an account or you can do this step on your own.
We’ll show you the ropes and assist with implementation.
Already have client information in a separate EMR?
We provide a client import feature in our site. You will need to export from your current software and have a list of your clients in excel or .csv format. That way you can avoid any second of time that would be spent transferring information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I safely communicate with colleagues and my patient on-line and is the information vulnerable to security risks?
Patient information is secured using 256-bit SSL encryption. All e-PHI is transmitted safely on an Interoperable Patient Chart for safe collaboration with other health care professionals. You can also communicate with, and provide educational programs to your patient on secure messaging.
Do I have to buy any expensive equipment to administer the test?
Nope! The test is 100% online and accessible using any type of device, computer, mobile phone, or tablet having internet access.
Can the results be intentionally feigned?
Screening validity depends on the patient’s ability and willingness to report accurately. A validity scale is built into our screens and helps identify possible under and over-reporting. Distress levels are compared to a patient sample. Results are likely to be forthcoming if the reason for testing and its benefits to the patient are explained to them.
A more comprehensive group of screens for specialty centers in chronic pain, weight loss, organ transplantation, cardiac and cancer care, etc. Given at initial patient contact, the TEMPSSCreen helps the physician and patient isolate and then treat risk factors affecting outcomes to surgery and medical care. Areas of measure include narcotic misuse, stressors affecting immune functioning and developmental factors predicting the subsequent development of metabolic syndrome. The TEMPSSCreen was developed by a Health Psychologist with 30 years in the field conducting pre-surgical assessments, writing scholarly articles, and instructing in mind/body relationships.