Following Up About Behavioral Health Inpatient Stays

By: AvMed News AvMed News

Follow-up visits are an important part of a patient’s recovery. If your Medicare patients have undergone an inpatient stay for behavioral health issues, please remember to schedule follow-up appointments with
them, within seven days of discharge when possible.

Seeing your patient shortly after discharge can help ensure a smooth recovery as well as help you manage their care more effectively. These crucial visits provide you an opportunity to review discharge instructions, prescriptions and other aspects of an AvMed Member’s care.

For help with reminding your Medicare patients to schedule a follow-up visit after discharge, contact the AvMed Provider Services Center at 1-800-452-8633.

Also, Providers may refer Members to case management either by phone at 1-800-972-8633 (option 3) or email at CM@AvMed.org