The highly acclaimed, CEU-approved national online healthcare publication BC Advantage has published two of Outsource Strategies International (OSI)’s articles titled “How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected Mental Health” and “National Women’s Health Week: Promote Healthy Choices” in its May / June 2021 | Issue 16.3 edition. “How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected Mental Health” is also featured as the cover story in this edition. Outsource Strategies International is a reputable medical billing and coding company that stays abreast with all happenings in the medical community, and is known to make timely contributions in the form of articles and blogs on medical billing and coding as well as other interesting developments in the field of medicine.

Authored by the company’s Senior Group Manager, Natalie Tornese, CPC, the cover story provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of mental health and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health. The writer shares some key data points from the National Council for Behavioral Health regarding mental illness, pandemic-related consequences that impact both mental and physical health, which generation people get affected mostly, and different treatment options. She also points out some challenges people face due to the ever-increasing demand for treatment such as access to mental health services and cost. Importantly, this article discusses the CPT codes commonly used to report mental health services – and specific CPT codes to report health behavior assessment and health behavior intervention. The article also highlights the 2021 Mental Health Month, as it is the time for everyone to come together and show their support for those who suffer from mental disorders and illnesses.

“National Women’s Health Week: Promote Healthy Choices” discusses the importance of observing National Women’s Health Week which is celebrated in May, starting on Mother’s Day. You can read about health issues that affect women differently – heart disease, depression and stress, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), pain conditions, urinary tract infections; and health issues that are unique to women – such as certain types of cancer, gynecological health issues, pregnancy-related conditions, and infertility issues. Women’s health-related topics including diverse gender-specific services and measures to promote physical and mental health; medical coding for Women’s Health Services using ICD-10 and CPT codes; and CPT Codes for Preventive Health Services – also find space in this article.

BC Advantage Magazine’s May Edition

For more than 15 years, OSI has been successfully providing accurate medical billing, coding, and insurance eligibility verification services to the healthcare industry. The company’s AAPC-certified coders have a strong understanding of ICD-10-CM and CPT requirements and procedures, and stay up-to-date with coding changes, payer-specific documentation requirements, and state and federal regulations.

“As a company that has been providing medical billing, coding and other support functions such as insurance verifications and authorizations for medical offices in the USA for more than 15 years, we are proud of our accomplishments. Getting featured on BC Advantage Magazine validates our company’s culture of hard work and customer service,” says Rajeev Rajagopal, President of Managed Outsource Solutions.

Earlier too, OSI’s articles “March Is Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month” and “September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month” had appeared as cover stories in BC Advantage Magazine.

OSI strives to leverage its medical billing and coding expertise to provide customized solutions for all medical specialties. Their experience and expertise have been continuously recognized and featured by BC Advantage Magazine, the largest independent resource provider in the industry for medical coders and billers, healthcare auditors, practice managers, compliance officers, and clinical documentation experts.

For more information about Outsource Strategies International, please visit: www.outsourcestrategies.com.