Medicare Revenue Enhancement and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
October 01, 1998
Consultation-Liaison (C-L) psychiatric services are generally not profit-making enterprises. Indeed, they are hard-pressed to demonstrate that they break even. Some attention has been paid to this issue in the recent literature, and specific recommendations of a most helpful nature have been made. The C-L service at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) in Allentown, Pa., is an example of recommendations that have been put in place for C-L.