TELEPSYCHIATRY IN KANSAS
At Genoa Telepsychiatry, we increase access to behavioral healthcare across the U.S. by building telepsychiatry programs that connect patients with psychiatrists and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) remotely. As the largest outpatient telepsychiatry community, we hire, train, and integrate psychiatrists and APRNs into organizations that treat underserved communities.
Genoa Healthcare in Kansas
Who can be a telepsychiatrist for my clinic?
Psychiatrists: Any psychiatrist (MD/DO) with a state license in Kansas can provide care via telepsychiatry.
APRNs: APRNs can practice telemedicine in Kansas with a collaborating physician. The
- 1) An authorization for collaborative practice
- 2) A prescribing protocol that describes how the APRN will prescribe.
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How does reimbursement work for telepsychiatry in Kansas?
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.
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 Kansas.
Community Mental Health Clinics are eligible for Medicare reimbursement in Kansas if they are located in a HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Area).
Kansas Medicaid allows FQHCs to function as both the originating site and the distant site for telemedicine visits provided they are at separate locations. Kansas allows and reimburses for telemedicine visits done between two satellite sites.
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 Kansas.