One of the medical specialties that Advanced Billing and Consulting Services (ABCS RCM) provide is medical billing support for addiction treatment and substance abuse disorders. Our medical billing services include inpatient, outpatient, PHP and IOP claims. Over the years, ABCS RCM has experienced a growth of clients who require quality mental health and addiction treatment services. We are proud to offer mental health billing services for behavioral health professionals located in Hamilton and Butler counties.
Sadly, however, opioid addiction and deaths from overdoses have dominated the news headlines of Butler and Hamilton Counties. During 2016, over 4,100 Ohioans died due to overdoses from fentanyl, heroin and similar drugs. Even more sobering is the fact that this was a 36% increase in opioid-related fatalities from 2015. As of June 2017, in Butler County, opioid-related deaths are the number one cause of death.
The number of deaths from opioid overdoses would be higher if it was not for the use of Naloxone by health professionals which is administered by injection or nasal spray. However, Naloxone which is sold under the brand name Narcan is expensive. Behavioral/mental health professionals, as well as other healthcare providers, are concerned with proposed Medicaid cuts to Ohio hospitals. In Ohio, like many other states, hospitals and similar health systems are often at the center of a community’s healthcare services. If these healthcare resources are cut, many of these healthcare facilities will find it even more difficult to deliver valuable health services to their surrounding communities.
The opioid crisis extends beyond the borders of Butler and Hamilton counties. Every county’s population in the state of Ohio has been impacted by drug use. It is for reasons like these that Ohio is installing new anti-drug use messages on roadside billboards around the state. Drivers traveling for the holidays will see these signs. The state of Ohio has even launched an anti-drug campaign called Start Talking in an effort to curb drug use among the youth.
As the citizens of Ohio grapple with the challenges of addiction, ABCS RCM is here to help guide behavioral health professionals through the complexities of medical billing for addiction treatment as well as other medical specialties.
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