Nov 28, 2017
The business case for text messaging patients is compelling. If you are engaged in messaging therapy, you should use an encrypted texting service. But for most business functions—appointments reminders, billing reminders, etc—you do not need an encrypted channel so long as you have the consent of the patient.
Nov 6, 2017
We continue to add features and make upgrades. Major new features that will be available as of Wednesday of this week include:
Sep 21, 2017
It has been an exciting year, so far, here at CarePaths. We hope you have had a chance to try out some of our new features. More are coming next month. Most of these features were suggested by our users and are designed to enhance clinical practice, help you run your office more efficiently and grow your practice. This growth was facilitated by new staff and research collaborators.
Aug 13, 2017
Clinicians are increasingly using CPT code 90837 (which requires sessions of at least 53 minutes) in place of the 90834 (for sessions of less than 53 minutes). 90837 pays significantly better than 90834. Our data show that denial rates for this code are very low, but higher than for 90834 (see our prior post for data).
Jul 24, 2017
When the CPT codes for psychotherapy were revised in 2013, 90837 became available for longer therapy sessions. 90837 had two advantages over the previous code for longer sessions. First, it only required a therapy session of 53 minutes which is in line with how many clinicians practice; and second payers would pay for it.