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Telehealth Billing: 2022 Update

This course provides the latest information about insurance billing and coverage for video and phone psychotherapy sessions, and what is believed to be coming in 2022.  Will clients lose telehealth coverage, and if so, how can we prepare?  This presentation will share what is known, help you formulate better questions for health plans, and dispel common myths and misconceptions.  The training is aimed at psychotherapists nationwide, both in- and out-of-network. The instruction was recorded on December 3, 2021. No CE credits are offered, just 100 minutes of great content.

You will also have access to many helpful resources including downloadable handouts:

  1. “Checking Coverage: 12 Essential Questions to Ask”
  2. “What to Ask a Plan When Giving Up Your Office or Practicing Across State Lines”
  3. Slide handouts

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • A review of codes and modifiers for telehealth billing (and why assumptions can be dangerous)
  • Will plans continue to waive copayments?
  • Will plans keep covering phone sessions, and out-of-network providers?
  • The best (and worst) place to find coverage info
  • What is needed to document telehealth sessions
  • What if you give up your office?  What address do you use on claims?
  • Will you be paid less for telehealth sessions?
  • What ALL therapists should be thinking about now to avoid treatment interruptions

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This training will provide you with the latest information about insurance billing and coverage for video and phone psychotherapy sessions, and what is believed to be coming in 2022.  Will clients lose telehealth coverage, and if so, how can we prepare?  This presentation will share what is known, help you formulate better questions for health plans, and dispel common myths and misconceptions.  The course is aimed at psychotherapists nationwide, both in- and out-of-network. It was recorded on December 3, 2021 and contains 100 minutes of instructional content.

TOPICS  INCLUDE:

  • A review of codes and modifiers for telehealth billing (and why assumptions can be dangerous)
  • Will plans continue to waive copayments?
  • Will plans keep covering phone sessions, and out-of-network providers?
  • The best (and worst) place to find coverage info
  • What is needed to document telehealth sessions
  • What if you give up your office?  What address do you use on claims?
  • Will you be paid less for telehealth sessions?
  • What ALL therapists should be thinking about now to avoid treatment interruptions

HANDOUTS INCLUDE:

  1. Course Slides
  2. "Checking Coverage: 12 Essential Questions to Ask”
  3. “What to Ask a Plan When Giving Up Your Office or Practicing Across State Lines”

Upon completion of this training professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Identify how insurance coverage of telehealth coverage is changing due to the COVID pandemic
  • Identify how to code and bill for telehealth sessions, in order to avoid claim denials and treatment interruption
  • Name two ways documentation for telehealth sessions is different

Barbara Griswold, LMFT

Barbara Griswold, LMFT, is author of “Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance — And Whether You Should” (8th edition). She has taught hundreds of trainings and provides phone consultations to therapists nationwide about insurance, progress notes, and building a thriving practice.  Her mission is to help therapists feel as good about their business as they do about their clinical work.  She can be contacted here.

Credit Hours: This course does not offer credit hours. It consists of 100 minutes of instructions content.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lecture video and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on December 3, 2021

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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Barbara Griswold
LMFT

Barbara Griswold, LMFT, is author of “Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance — And Whether You Should” (8th edition). She has taught hundreds of trainings and provides phone consultations to therapists nationwide about insurance, progress notes, and building a thriving practice.  Her mission is to help therapists feel as good about their business as they do about their clinical work.  She can be contacted here

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