Providing Integrative Mental Health Care Within Your Practice
For Your Practice
The BRE program collaboratively integrates effective mental health testing and comprehensive treatment plan services through leased staff into existing medical practices. BRE staff use propriety software to track and comply with time, task, oversight, and coding requirements.
BRE's systematic approach may be especially useful for practices that see patients over age 60 with chronic illnesses that are also at high risk for mental health-related issues like depression, addiction, and cognitive concerns. Higher-risk patients include those who suffer from chronic pain, are receiving medication management, as well as those with chronic or debilitating complex illnesses, such as Diabetics with COPD and or Cardiovascular Disease.
For Your Patients
BRE leases trained and skilled staff to your office pursuant to
a doctor-designed, turn-key mental health service approach. Under Provider supervision, this approach helps to identify, track, monitor, and effectively address depression, addiction, and cognitive impairment considerations.
Early identification and treatment of these mental health issues can improve patient outcomes and reduces health care costs, both directly and indirectly. Patients can potentially maintain or improve current living circumstances longer with better independence and higher personal satisfaction. BRE's staff works with patients in a friendly, non-judgmental manner. This collaborative approach results in improved patient care and benefits both Providers and Payers.
Mental health issues are the fastest-growing category of illnesses.
IT'S TIME TO GET INVOLVED
Adding an Integrative Mental Health Program To Your Practice Benefits Patients and the Health Care System.
For many medical practices, identifying and treating mental health issues such as addiction, depression, and cognitive concerns in at-risk patient populations has become essential -- there are simply not enough specialist providers to perform these services. However, integrating effective mental health care into an existing medical practice can feel like an insurmountable challenge for already time-pressed Providers. The BRE program adds this effective basic mental health care service through trained, leased staff under direct office supervision.
CMS expanded mental health billing codes in 2019 to help all Providers identify mental health issues and provide treatment for at-risk patients. These updates reflect CMS's increasing focus on effective, preventative, and timely identification and treatments for cognitive, mood, and addiction disorders.
BRE staff uses our proprietary software to identify at-risk patients who qualify for and benefit from various mental health assessments supported by Medicare. The BRE system allows Providers to compare patient results over time, and the data is exportable to individual office EMR systems. This helps with medication optimization, referrals when appropriate, and refined outpatient and healthy lifestyle support through the coordination of dedicated staff. Such comprehensive brain health care reduces burdens on the medical system and assists in keeping patients healthier, happier and with better living independence longer.
Patients, Providers, and Payers Benefit
Most mental health programs are purely assessment-driven and provide little more than occasional brief tests without historical comparisons. In contrast, BRE provides comprehensive, individualized testing at appropriate intervals. Tracking is efficient and effective using graphical, color-coded charts & graphs.
BRE staff takes the inconsistencies out of assessment gathering, and evaluation and provides complete documentation in a HIPAA and CMS guidance compliant format that also meets most payers’ billing requirements. Software feature tools help with the easy review, comparison, ongoing evaluation, and treatment plan update and management for each patient through exportable EMR files.
Providers can significantly reduce their legal liability in caring for high-risk populations by identifying and taking action to address mental health concerns at the earliest stages. The consistent challenges for this population are a combination of potential medication side effects, medication interactions, medication tolerance changes over time, and patient compliance. It is critical that the variables between these four essential dynamics are carefully and regularly monitored to avoid deleterious outcomes.
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