HCA clarifies audio-only codes for behavioral health services

August 11, 2022

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) published its list of covered audio-only codes for behavioral health services, effective August 1. The list reflects HCA’s review and determination of services that could effectively be provided on an audio-only basis. Among the services not covered as audio-only visits are group therapy and assessments. Services not covered as audio-only may be covered as an in-person or HIPAA compliant audio-visual visit.  For more information, see HCA’s bulletin. (Andrew Busz, Andrewb@wsha.org)


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