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Basics of Intensive Outpatient Program or IOP Billing

Patrick Dougherty

In substance abuse treatment, there are generally four types of facility-based behavioral health services considered eligible for reimbursement:

  • A hospital-based inpatient program offering 24/7 nursing care and medical monitoring as well as appropriate behavioral health services, 
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Intensive Outpatient Program - IOP Billing Guidelines Explained

Patrick Dougherty

Intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, are growing in popularity as a treatment alternative to hospitalization or other inpatient services for people who do not need detoxification. IOPs are typically offered for patients with substance abuse disorders who have either completed a detoxification period or who don't require one, or to individuals with certain types of eating disorders or depression, provided they are not in danger of self-harm. The advantages for the patient include the ability to maintain a presence at school or work, lower costs, and the ability to live at home. 

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