G0511 Recognizes the Role of Primary Care Providers in Behavioral Health Management
Not only is CMS trying to lower overall costs for ccp, they are also recognizing the often overlooked reality of Primary Care Providers. Often, PCPs are the front lines of behavioral health services for many patients. For a significant number of patients, PCPs are the first and last resource for addressing behavioral health conditions. As such, they are frequently called upon to provide plans of care and treatment coordination.(5) Now, CMS is recognizing this role and shoring up continuity of care by offering a code for PCPs to charge. With G0511, FQHCs can recoup the costs associated with long-term behavioral health care and coordination.