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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: SLITTLES on October 12, 2013, 07:25:09 PM

Title: Affordable Care Act Mandates for Mental Health Providers
Post by: SLITTLES on October 12, 2013, 07:25:09 PM
Hi guys, just wanted to know if there are any ACA mandates specifically for Mental Health providers? I keep hearing that case notes have to be done in electronic format beginning Jan 1st, however I can't find anything official.

Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Affordable Care Act Mandates for Mental Health Providers
Post by: PMRNC on October 13, 2013, 03:43:21 PM
No, the only exceptions are in regards to EHR and psychotherapy notes.

The ACA will not differentiate between a mental health provider or any other. You should review contracts and patient up front collection practices as any other provider would be with the ACA.