Mental Health Series Part #1: Clinical Justifications for Ordering Diagnostic Tests
Are your diagnostic test and lab ordering processes compliant?
Every patient’s mental health journey is unique, and their treatment plan should be too.
Doctors often order lab work in the diagnostic process, but does every patient need the same tests? No – providers should only order tests if there is a clear clinical need.
Our latest eBrief, Mental Health Series Part #1: Clinical Justifications for Ordering Diagnostic Tests, covers the importance of properly documenting and ordering lab work to create individualized treatment plans, as well as:
- The importance of justifying why a test was ordered
- CMS guidelines regarding clinical documentation
- Medicare medical documentation requirements
Conversations around mental health and well-being are critical to advancing care, along with the framework to support specialized treatment and medical approaches.