By Barbara Griswold, LMFT
With healthcare reform, more clients now have insurance coverage, and will want therapists who accept their insurance. But what does the Affordable Care Act mean for our practices? Even if you don’t work with insurance directly, what you don't know can hurt you and your clients, so it is important to be informed. This entertaining presentation will answer all your questions about working with insurance, even if you never sign an insurance contract.
From this workshop, you will learn:
What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act, and how it may affect you
How to turn first-time callers into new clients – even if you aren’t on their health plan.
The 12 Crucial Questions to ask when checking coverage to avoid denials
How to join insurance plans, even if they are “full”
Line-by-line claim instructions to the NEW CMS-1500 CLAIM FORM
The secret to successful requests more treatment
Understanding HMOs, EAPs, EPOs, PPOs, and POSs -- and why it matters
The myths and realities of life as a network provider
Some surprises for out of network therapists
Note: this workshop will not discuss the DSM-5
Get an overview of changes and health plans offered by the Affordable Care Act, and how this legislation might affect both client treatment and the way therapists practice
Observe how to handle all aspects of a client's insurance as illustrated via case example
Identify what it means to become a network provider, and the steps to take to join provider panels.
Get an introduction to medical necessity criteria, and tips regarding how to talk to insurance plan care reviewers when advocating for continuing client treatment
Understand how to check coverage and complete insurance claims to avoid claim denials that can lead to disruption of treatment
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Barbara Griswold, MFT, is the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist's Complete Guide to Working with Insurance -- And Whether You Should (www.theinsurancemaze.com), recently released in its 5th edition. In private practice in San Jose, California, Barbara has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and for Psychotherapy Finances magazine, and her articles have appeared in The Therapist magazine. She has provided over 50 trainings for therapists on insurance, and writes a free monthly e-newsletter. Barbara enjoys providing phone consultations and coaching to therapists who have insurance or practice-building questions, and invites you to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.