The following resources provide guidance on how to optimize workflows and billing practices to better finance the delivery of improved suicide prevention services that align with the Zero Suicide framework. These resources are designed to serve as tools that health and behavioral health care organizations can use to maximize reimbursements for suicide prevention services, and summarize existing reimbursement mechanisms available for delivering components of suicide care.
The four tools linked below are tip sheets and sample workflows that can be used as quick references to provide guidance to health care systems in optimizing opportunities to capture billable services.
- Identify Patients at Risk for Suicide: Tips for Supporting Depression Screening
- Safer Suicide Care Billing Tip Sheet
- Suicide Care Pathway Coding for Primary and Behavioral Health Care
- Suicide Care Pathway Coding for Primary Care
For more in-depth information about existing billing practices and reimbursement mechanisms, as well as supplemental information briefs, please see the full report Financing Suicide Prevention in Health Care Systems: Best Practices and Recommendations.