Billing for depression

The Primary Care Companion to the journal of clinical pscyhiatry has a good article called Billing for the Evaluation and Treatment of Adult Depression byt the Primary Care Clinician.  (pdf)

It's a good overview of a challenging topic.  It's well documented that primary care physicians are poorly reimbursed.  It's hard to be appropriately reimbursed for our time – which of course is are most valuable commodity.  Funy that I can remove a toenail in 10 minutes and earn several times what I can earn to listen to someone for 45.