Services

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

DISABILITIES

GOVERNMENT

Evaluation & Treatment

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Independent Medical Evaluations

Peer Reviews

Fitness For Duty Evaluations

Health & Behavior Assessments

TeleMentalHealth

Withdrawal Management

Psychiatric/Psychological Evaluations

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Short Term Disability Evaluations

 

File Reviews

 

Evaluation & Treatment

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Independent Medical Evaluations

Peer Reviews

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

TeleMentalHealth

Evaluation & Treatment

Our capstone service offers a total solution for identifying and treating an injured workers’ mental or psychosocial issues. PsychGroup can expedite the scheduling of treatment through our nationwide network of behavioral health care providers who are well versed in addressing work related injuries.

 

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Neuropsychological evaluations are indicated for injured workers’ who have suffered from some type of brain injury, ranging from mild to traumatic. The evaluation is the administration of neuropsychological tests used in the formal assessment of cognitive function. It is essential that a neuropsychological evaluation also include an evaluation of the person’s mental status. This provides clarity around the overall level of brain function which assists with determining the appropriate course of treatment or rehabilitation program.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is a type of psychotherapeutic approach that differs from traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy in that the therapist and the injured worker actively work together to help expedite recovery from their mental illness. People who seek CBT can expect their therapist to be problem-focused, and goal-directed in addressing the challenging symptoms of mental illnesses.

 

Independent Medical Evaluations

PsychGroup’s Independent Medical Evaluations offer the experience and resources necessary to help you obtain expert, objective medical opinions on your most challenging psychological claims. We have easy-to-use solutions to meet your specific needs, regardless of claim demographics.

 

Peer Reviews

PsychGroup supports the workers’ compensation claims process through its specialty-matched peer review services according to established criteria and guidelines while addressing causality, reasonableness/necessity, MMI, functional capacity and/or disability.

 

Fitness For Duty Evaluations

Timely evaluation conducted by doctoral level psychologist or psychiatrist to assess an individual’s ability to work following a work incident, threat of harm or engagement in bizarre or unusual behaviors.

 

Health & Behavior Assessments

Health & Behavior assessment and intervention procedures are used to identify the psychological, behavior, emotional, cognitive, and social factors important to the prevention, treatment, or management of physical health problems.

  • Limited, structured treatment sessions using evidence based cognitive behavioral interventions
  • Health & Behavior Codes (96150 – 96155), not classified under a psychiatric diagnosis
  • Reduction in lost time
  • Significant reduction in claim costs
 

TeleMentalHealth

TeleMentalHealth is a proprietary, internet browser based, HIPAA compliant video conferencing service which allows for real-time access to behavioral health specialists. Our service creates a more efficient, convenient and potentially more cost effective delivery of care through informed decision making and enhanced quality of care. Benefits of TeleMentalHealth:

  • Enables more informed decision making and enhanced quality of care
  • Creates more efficient, convenient and potentially more cost effective delivery of care
  • Increases timeliness of treatment and decreases transfer rates while reducing medical costs through video technology
  • Allows the ability to align your injured worker with best-in-class providers specific to skill set and needs regardless of location
  • Improves administrative efficiency and coordination

Log into portal: (https://telementalhealth.psychgroup.com)

 

Withdrawal Management

Substance abuse withdrawal treatment, which prevents symptoms caused by the abrupt withdrawal of substances to which patients are physically addicted, is the first phase of substance abuse rehabilitation treatment. Our Withdrawal Management program provides inpatient or outpatient treatment that is aimed at eliminating the physical cravings so that intensive counseling and psychological rehabilitation treatment can begin.

  • Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment Programs
  • Continued Treatment
  • Full Prescription Review
 

Psychiatric/Psychological Evaluations

Independent Psychiatric or Psychological Evaluations (IPE) are performed by a licensed and PsychGroup approved psychologist or psychiatrist. While the IPE evaluator may determine the presence of mental health conditions, the employer, insurance company,or other third party administrator may have the responsibility for determining whether or not the claimant meets the definitions of disability.

 

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Indicated for individuals who have suffered from some type of brain injury, ranging from mild to traumatic.  The evaluation includes administering of neuropsychological tests used in the formal assessment of cognitive function and mental status.  This provides clarity around the overall level of cognitive function which assists in determining an individual’s specific deficits or limitations as well as the most appropriate treatment or rehabilitation program.

 

Short Term Disability Evaluations

Psychological Evaluation for Short Term Disability Claimants are brief assessments designed to determine a claimant’s diagnosis with recommendations for how treatment may better facilitate the individuals return to work.

 

File Reviews

PsychGroup supports the disability claims process through its specialty-matched file review services according to established criteria and guidelines while addressing causality, reasonableness/necessity, MMI, functional capacity and/or disability.

 

Evaluation & Treatment

Finding providers who can assist with Psychiatric IME’s is common practice but doesn’t provide the tools and resources necessary to facilitate continued treatment. PsychGroup can expedite the scheduling of treatment through our nationwide network of behavioral health care providers.

 

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Neuropsychological evaluations are indicated for individuals who have suffered from some type of brain injury, ranging from mild to traumatic. The evaluation is the administration of neuropsychological tests used in the formal assessment of cognitive function. It is essential that a neuropsychological evaluation also include an evaluation of the person’s mental status. This provides clarity around the overall level of brain function which assists with determining the appropriate treatment or rehabilitation program

 

Independent Medical Evaluations

PsychGroup’s Independent Medical Evaluations offer the experience and resources necessary to help you obtain expert, objective medical opinions on your most challenging claims. We have easy-to-use solutions to meet your specific needs, regardless of claim demographics.

 

Peer Reviews

PsychGroup can assist in the Peer Review process through its specialty-matched service offering according to established criteria and guidelines while addressing causality, reasonableness/necessity, MMI, functional capacity and/or disability.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is a type of psychotherapeutic approach that differs from traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy in that the therapist and the patient actively work together to help the patient recover from their mental illness. People who seek CBT can expect their therapist to be problem-focused, and goal-directed in addressing the challenging symptoms of mental illnesses.

 

TeleMentalHealth

TeleMentalHealth is a proprietary, internet browser based, HIPAA compliant video conferencing service which allows for real-time access to behavioral health specialists. Our service creates a more efficient, convenient and potentially more cost effective delivery of care through informed decision making and enhanced quality of care. Benefits of TeleMentalHealth:

  • Enables more informed decision making and enhanced quality of care
  • Creates more efficient, convenient and potentially more cost effective delivery of care
  • Increases timeliness of treatment and decreases transfer rates while reducing medical costs through video technology
  • Allows the ability to align your injured worker with best-in-class providers specific to skill set and needs regardless of location
  • Improves administrative efficiency and coordination

Log into portal: (https://telementalhealth.psychgroup.com)

 

Overview

About

PsychGroup facilitates the identification and placement of Mental and Behavioral Healthcare Services for the Workers’ Compensation, Disability and Government sectors. Through our early intervention and optimal provider matching process, PsychGroup effectively expedites treatment in order to prevent delayed recovery and prolonged disability.  PsychGroup providers generate individualized treatment plans to ensure that the patient receives timely and appropriate care specific to the compensability of the claim.  From initial evaluation through file closure we remain actively involved in each claim by providing clinical oversight while also alleviating the burden of scheduling future appointments.  Established goals with timelines, documented work status and treatment specific to the compensable injury make our providers a viable and valuable resource.

Mission & Vision

To be an effective customer service organization, integrating the procurement of Behavioral Healthcare services into our clients’ claims management program.

Effectively addressing psychosocial and behavioral issues known to affect physical recovery that are not mental disorders: behavioral pain management, fear of re-injury, improved coping with effects of injury, non-compliance, etc. Utilizing Health & Behavior CPT codes (96150 – 96155) that are tied to the physical diagnosis, not a mental disorder diagnosis.

Our Cognitive Behavioral approach focuses on the individuals’ thoughts, beliefs and behaviors.  This technique has demonstrated effectiveness in outcome research for mood disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, and other medical conditions and is STRONGLY supported by evidence based guidelines including ODG and ACOEM.

Technology & Security

PsychGroup utilizes the latest technology and security to make sure your patients data is safe and in compliance with the HIPAA guidelines.

Provider Credentialing PsychGroup partners with SourceOne CVO for all of our provider credentialing verification needs. SourceOne CVO is an NCQA*-certified credentialing verification organization that was founded in 1998. You can visit their website at SourceOne to get more information about their program and services.

Leadership

Gary Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

Bob Jarvis
President

Fred Schafer
Chief Operating Officer

Matt Walker
Vice President, Sales

Susan Floyd
Regional Vice President, Sales

Dr. Kyle Babick
Clinical Director

Chief Executive Officer - Gary Nelson

  • Gary L. Nelson, RN, CCM, has 25 years of experience in the Medical and Insurance industries with 19 Years in the Workers Compensation Arena.
  • Nelson’s experience in the worker’s compensation arena allows him a unique understanding of the client needs. Nelson started in the Rehabilitation industry in 1989, and from 1995 to 2005 he specialized in field medical case management with a focus on catastrophic cases.
  • In 2006 he joined a premier transportation and language company that grew from 4 million in revenue to 45 million. His successful management style and industry knowledge allow him to take the lead with PsychGroup.

President - Bob Jarvis

  • Over 25 years of services in the Workers Compensation industry CDMS (Certified Disability Management Specialist) CCM (Certified Case Manager)
  • Began in 1987 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Florida. 1992-1999 Co-Founded Caminiti & Jarvis Associates which provided case management services throughout the Southeastern United States.
  • 1999-2010 Co-Founder & President of STOPS, INC., Transportation & Translation Services. During his tenure STOPS, INC. in 2004 was number 35 in INC 500 and was listed continuing years.
  • Fast Track LLC was founded in 2003 supplying Vehicle Conversions & Home Modifications for the disabled. Fast Track LLC was also listed in INC 5000. Stops, Inc and Fast Track LLC, were purchased in 2010 by an investment group. They continue to be the industry leader in Nationwide Transportation & Translation Services.

Chief Operating Officer - Fred Schafer

  • As Chief Operating Officer, Fred Schafer leads the Service Operations and Provider Relations groups of PsychGroup MHN LLC
  • Schafer has over 15 years of experience leading/managing large logistic, contracting and customer service workforces, with 7 of those years focused on providing services to workers compensation companies and affiliates
  • Prior to joining PsychGroup, Schafer was a key member of STOPS Enterprises/One Call Care Management from 2007-2014, where he helped drive the success and growth of both companies operational business units
  • Today Schafer leads a cross functional team of contracting and service specialists committed to delivering superior customer service while impacting cost containment through contract negotiations and network steerage

Vice President, Sales - Matt Walker

  • Matt Walker joined PsychGroup as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. With over 10 years’ experience in workers compensation sales, Matt is a welcome addition to the senior leadership team.
  • Prior to joining PsychGroup, Matt was the Regional Vice President of Sales for One Call Care Management, where he was responsible for the multi-product line expansion efforts of a regional market. As a member of the Sales Leadership Team, Matt successfully implemented several growth strategies and cross sell initiatives during his tenure. Previous to this, Matt held various industry sales positions at STOPS Enterprises and MedRisk, Inc.
  • Matt holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health from Temple University.

Regional Vice President, Sales - Susan Floyd

  • Susan joined PsychGroup as Regional Vice President of Sales in 2015. She has over 21 years of sales and marketing experience in the Worker’s Compensation industry which also includes translation/transportation, managed care, pharmacy benefit programs, implants and durable medical equipment (DME).
  • Susan has won numerous awards in sales and service throughout her successful career and has helped develop long-standing relationships on a national level.
  • Prior to joining the elite leadership team at PsychGroup, Susan held national marketing positions with STOPS/One Call Care Management and Preferred Medical Network where she was responsible for generating new business development plans and building strategic partnerships with key customers. Susan is a welcome asset to PsychGroup.

Clinical Director - Dr. Kyle Babick

  • Kyle Babick, Ph.D., is a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist in Dallas, Texas. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he also completed his internship and continues to serve as Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science.
  • For over 25 years, Dr. Babick has maintained a private practice in adult clinical and rehabilitation psychology, with a primary emphasis on assessment and treatment of psychological issues affecting physical injury, disability, chronic pain, and surgery.
  • He has also served as director of psychological/behavioral services for several work hardening and chronic pain programs. In addition to direct healthcare services, he is a consultant and reviewer for insurance carriers, rehabilitation consultants, and attorneys.
  • Over the last 25 years he has served on numerous advisory committees at the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission and Department of Insurance Division of Workers Compensation. His long-term interest in evidence-based practice lead to his position on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Official Disability Guidelines – Treatment in Workers’ Comp (Work Loss Data Institute).
  • His practical orientation and ability to translate psychological concepts into everyday applications has led to frequent requests for educational seminars to insurance carriers, healthcare providers, and rehabilitation consultants on mental and behavioral health issues in the workers’ compensation system.

Contact

 

Phone: 800.779.0671

Fax: 321.567.4936

General: customercare@psychgroup.com

Providers: providers@psychgroup.com

Sales: sales@psychgroup.com

Address: 1419 Chaffee Drive|Suite One|Titusville, FL 32780

 
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