November 10, 2023
New Resources to Improve Patient Outcomes
Medicare has released three new resources aimed at improving patient outcomes. The first is the Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Toolkit, which aims to incorporate mental health and substance use disorder care into other services. CMS also revealed that Medicare will now include coverage for psychotherapy crisis services. Lastly, the Agency announced that Medicare will cover Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) screenings performed by physicians and non-physicians.