TELEPSYCHIATRY IN NORTH CAROLINA
At Genoa Telepsychiatry, we increase access to behavioral healthcare across the U.S. by building telepsychiatry programs that connect patients with psychiatrists & APRNs. As the largest outpatient telepsychiatry community, we hire, train, and integrate psychiatrists and APRNs into organizations that treat underserved communities.
Genoa Healthcare in North Carolina
In North Carolina, Genoa Healthcare operates 10 pharmacies and we are excited to expand
telepsychiatry programs to CMHCs, FQHCs, primary care groups, and substance use treatment facility partners. We are also proud sponsors of the i2i Center for Integrative Health and Benchmarks North Carolina.
Who can be a telepsychiatrist for my organization?
Psychiatrists & APRNs: Any psychiatrist (MD/DO) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a state license in North Carolina can provide care via telepsychiatry.
How does reimbursement work for telepsychiatry in North Carolina?
Each telepsychiatry session generates a standard CPT code for outpatient psychiatric services.
Psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management services and MAT services may be rendered via telemedicine. Find out if you are eligible here.
Telemedicine regulations during COVID-19
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Medicaid is temporarily modifying its Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry Clinical Coverage Policies to better enable the delivery of remote care to Medicaid beneficiaries. Learn more here.
Behavioral health organizations are eligible for Medicare reimbursement in North Carolina if they are located in a HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Area). Find out if your organization is located in an HPSA here.
Medical and Behavioral Health Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are eligible to bill their encounter rate when an approved, medically necessary telemedicine service is rendered. FQHCs cannot bill their encounter rate when serving as an originating site only; meaning no other services were rendered to the member on that date of service outside of facilitating the telemedicine call by providing the space and technology. Learn more here.
What tech does my organization need?
Setting up telepsychiatry at your organization 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 organizations understand the financial sustainability of their telepsychiatry program.
Download our Utilization Best Practices to learn how to ensure that telepsychiatry is financially sustainable for your organization.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Get in touch with a member of our Clinic Partnerships team to learn more about telepsychiatry in North Carolina.