Precision Guided Behavioral Care (PGBC) has multiple uses and it is used by different healthcare disciplines: behavioral clinicians, Primary Care Physicians, Pain specialists, among others.
Both PCPs and behavioral clinicians use Precision Guided Behavioral Care (PGBC) for:
1. One time brief screenings. The recently released CPT code, 96127 (mandated by the Affordable Care Act for insurance carriers), reimburses PCPs and behavioral clinicians for brief automated screenings of patients to assess for common behavioral conditions, e.g. depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidality, ADHD, eating disorders, etc. (See reimbursement link to learn more.)
2. Outcomes tracking. Behavioral clinicians track progress on a weekly basis to assess the impact of treatment and to assist in treatment planning. PCPs use outcomes tracking to meet quality requirements such as MACRA. For instance, PCPs can automatically track medication adherence in any patient population, including patients on antidepressant medication.