APRN Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) database which tracks current US legislation, regarding commissions and boards, licensure and credentialing, Medicaid/health insurance plan reimbursement, practice autonomy, prescriptive authority, truth in medical education, and truth in advertising for 22 health care professions.
From the staff at the Federal Trade Commission, this policy paper builds on FTC staff competition advocacy comments that focus on proposed state-level changes to statutes and rules governing the “scope of practice” of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).
Spotlight: Behavioral Health
Nurses Service Organization in collaboration with CNA has published Nurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update and the 4th Edition of Nurse Practitioner Claim Report.
Claim reports from the Nurses Service Organization, including liability reports and a risk control self-assessment checklist for NPs.
Centers for Disease Control Free Continuing Education:
Participants will learn how to recognize the key elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program, how organizational systems impact workplace violence, how to apply individual strategies, and develop skills for preventing and responding to workplace violence. The course is divided into 13 units, with each unit taking about 15 minutes to complete. Earn up to 2.6 contact hours.
A guideline for primary care clinicians to follow when treating adult patients for chronic pain in outpatient settings. Includes clinical tools, patient/partner fact sheets, graphics, and a decision-making checklist for clinicians.
An option for practitioners to report adverse drug events. Adverse drug event reports submitted will be sent to the manufacturer and/or the FDA, and will also be held by a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). This reporting system is for use by U.S. Healthcare professionals only.
A free webinar from Optum on how DSM-5 Supports the Behavioral Health Transition to ICD-10, claim submission, authorizations, eligibility & benefits, autism/coordination with ABA providers, and readiness & mitigations. (This content was developed by an outside organization and does not represent the views of APNA.)
ICD-10 Code Lookup
From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an online searchable database of the ICD-10 codes. Search by code or keyword for results which provide the ICD-10 code and its description.
SAMHSA state-by-state worksheets to help providers identify the available current procedural terminology (CPT) codes they can use in their state to bill for services related to integrated primary and behavioral health care.
2013 CPT Coding Updates
Transcripts, slides, and worksheets from two webinars presented by APNA subject matter experts in coding and documenting psychiatric care for billing purposes.