Sep 21, 2017
It has been an exciting year, so far, here at CarePaths. We hope you have had a chance to try out some of our new features. More are coming next month. Most of these features were suggested by our users and are designed to enhance clinical practice, help you run your office more efficiently and grow your practice. This growth was facilitated by new staff and research collaborators.
Aug 13, 2017
Clinicians are increasingly using CPT code 90837 (which requires sessions of at least 53 minutes) in place of the 90834 (for sessions of less than 53 minutes). 90837 pays significantly better than 90834. Our data show that denial rates for this code are very low, but higher than for 90834 (see our prior post for data).
Jul 24, 2017
When the CPT codes for psychotherapy were revised in 2013, 90837 became available for longer therapy sessions. 90837 had two advantages over the previous code for longer sessions. First, it only required a therapy session of 53 minutes which is in line with how many clinicians practice; and second payers would pay for it.
May 26, 2017
- New Text and Voice Messaging
You can now send notifications of new messages, new statements, or appointment reminders via email, text, or voice.
–Go to the patient chart > Messaging. On the notifications tab you can choose the type of notifications you want to send (email, text, voice) and where to send them.
–The notifications for new messages alerts states, “You have a new message in your inbox.”
–Statement alerts say, “You have a new account statement in your inbox.” Email alerts have a link to the patient portal log in.
–Appointment Reminders state, “You have an appointment with (name of provider) on (date) (time).”
Apr 17, 2017
We are evolving our mobile outcomes and monitoring app and we have brought in a research team headed by Bruce Wampold, Ph.D. (author of the Great Psychotherapy Debate) to help us in this ongoing effort. Initially his group will help us develop outcomes metrics (e.g. effect size statistics) and decision support alerts as to adequacy of response to treatment. Longer term we hope to assess the impact of providing daily monitoring on treatment outcomes, a prospect we find pretty exciting.