CPT code G0502, G0503,G0504, G0507 - Psychiatric managment

• G0502: Initial psychiatric collaborative care management, first 70 minutes in the first calendar month of  behavioral health care manager activities, in consultation with a psychiatric consultant, and directed by the treating physician or other qualified health care professional, with the following required elements:

++ Outreach to and engagement in treatment of a patient directed by the treating physician or other qualified health care professional;

++ Initial assessment of the patient, including administration of validated  rating scales, with the development of an individualized treatment plan;

++ Review by the psychiatric consultant with modifications of the plan if recommended;

++ Entering patient in a registry and tracking patient follow-up and progress using the registry, with  appropriate documentation, and participation in weekly caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant; and

++ Provision of brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and other focused treatment strategies.



• G0503: Subsequent psychiatric collaborative care management, first 60 minutes in a subsequent month of behavioral health care manager activities, in consultation with a psychiatric consultant, and directed by the treating physician or other qualified health care professional, with the following required elements:


++ Tracking patient follow-up and progress using the registry, with appropriate documentation;

++ Participation in weekly caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant;

++ Ongoing collaboration with and coordination of the patient’s mental health care with the treating physician or other qualified health care professional and any other treating mental health providers;

++ Additional review of progress and recommendations for changes in treatment, as indicated, including medications, based on
recommendations provided by the psychiatric consultant;

++ Provision of brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and other focused treatment strategies;

++ Monitoring of patient outcomes using validated rating scales; and relapse prevention planning with patients as they achieve remission of symptoms and/or other treatment goals and are prepared for discharge from active treatment.



• G0504: Initial or subsequent psychiatric collaborative care management, each additional 30 minutes in a calendar month of behavioral health care manager activities, in consultation with a psychiatric consultant, and directed by the treating physician or other qualified health care professional (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (Use G0504 in conjunction with G0502, G0503).


Beginning in CY 2017, we are providing separate payment for BHI services furnished under models of care other than the psychiatric CoCM model, under HCPCS code G0507: Care management services for behavioral health conditions, at least 20 minutes of clinical staff time, directed by a physician or other qualified health care professional, per calendar month, with the following required elements:


• Initial assessment or follow-up monitoring, including the use of applicable validated rating scales;

• Behavioral health care planning in relation to behavioral/psychiatric health problems, including revision for patients who are not progressing or whose status changes;

• Facilitating and coordinating treatment such as psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, counseling and/or psychiatric consultation; and

• Continuity of care with a designated member of the care team.


G0507 is reported by the treating physician or other qualified health care professional for services furnished during a calendar month service period.

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