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July | August 2017
 Reimbursement Primer

New Frequently Asked Questions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Who Provide DSMES Services

By: Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, Director of Accreditation, Science and Practice

Are you practicing in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)? Is billing confusing and out of control? With the help of our reimbursement expert, AADE put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may answer some of your questions around providing DSMES services. For example:

Question: If a diabetes self-management training (DSMT) or medical nutrition therapy (MNT) visit occurs on the same day as a mental health visit, can two visits be billed?

Answer: Yes, because DSMT/MNT is considered a medical visit and a FQHC can bill for two visits when a medical and mental health visit occur on the same day.

Read the FQHC Frequently Asked Questions. Don’t forget: as an AADE member you have the added benefit of access to our reimbursement expert.


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