TELEPSYCHIATRY IN ALABAMA
At Genoa Telepsychiatry, we increase access to behavioral healthcare across the U.S. by building telepsychiatry programs that connect patients with psychiatrists & CRNPs 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 Alabama
Who can be a telepsychiatrist for my clinic?
Psychiatrists & CRNPs: Any psychiatrist (MD/DO) or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) with a state license in Alabama or enrolled as a provider with the Alabama Medicaid Agency, regardless of location can provide care via telepsychiatry.
How does reimbursement work for telepsychiatry in Alabama?
Each telepsychiatry session generates two billable codes:
- The standard CPT codes for outpatient, psychiatric services.
- An originating site facility fee (Q3014) that allows clinics to receive reimbursement for the use of the facility where telehealth services are rendered.
Medicare & Medicaid
In addition to covering provider services at the same rate as in-person services, Medicaid also pays $20.00 per session as an originating site facility fee (Q3014) to cover onsite administrative costs in Alabama.
FQHC’s are reimbursed the encounter rate; the reimbursement rate is the same whether provided in person or via telemedicine.
What tech does my clinic need?
Setting up telepsychiatry at your clinic 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 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 Alabama.