*This course is eligible for 1.5 APA CEs for Psychologists or 1.5 BBS California CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors and LMFTs. Please note, once this course is completed an APA Certificate will be automatically generated. If you require a BBS California CEU Certificate it may take up to two weeks to receive via email.*
This intermediate presentation will provide training on billing insurance companies for psychotherapy services including how to receive payment from commercial payers including for telehealth & video-session services. This presentation will cover CPT codes and modifiers. The presenter will go over current challenges with receiving payments for telehealth and cost sharing waivers during the pandemic.
The presenter will provide a comprehensive review of the insurance verification process using the Availity. Find out what to ask when you are calling the insurance plan to verify mental health benefits. Learn about deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance to ensure you are receiving the full contracted fee.
Meet the presenter:
Anna Wlodarczyk, MS, Practice Manager for Mental Health Practice, Owner of Premier Medical Consulting.
Anna Wlodarczyk has over 10 years of diverse healthcare industry experience including medical and dental billing, healthcare administration, and financial management. She received her Master’s degree from DePaul University in Public Service Management with concentration in Health Care Administration. Anna works as a practice manager for mental health practice and also has built her medical billing and consulting business. She enjoys helping providers to understand billing and revenue cycle management. Her expertise can help you with accurate and timely billing and is currently preparing for CMRS certification.
After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Utilize CPT codes and guidelines
2. Discuss billing process and insurance verification
3. Analyze billing and scheduling strategies in order to maximize collection
Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.2: Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research.This program meets APA’s continuing education GOAL 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $25
TCSPP Faculty and Staff can find a discount code to access this program for
half price by registering here
TCSSPP Alumni can find a discount code to access his program for half price
by registering here
Current TCSPP Students, with school email address, can access this
program for free by registering here
American Medical Association. (2017). CPT 2017 Standard (cpt/current procedural terminology). Chicago, IL.
Nowicki, M. (2017). Introduction to the Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, Seventh Edition (Gateway to Healthcare Management) (None ed.). Health Administration Press.
Griswold, B., & L. (2015). Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working With Insurance — And Whether You Should (2015 SIXTH EDITION) (Sixth ed.). Paper Street Press.
Target Audience: All mental health professionals. Graduate students welcome.