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“Couples Therapy: Billing, Documentation, & Ethical Dilemmas”
Working with couples is not only clinically challenging, but it can be difficult to navigate the added complexities in the areas of billing, documentation, and ethical practice. When can you ethically bill insurance for couples? Who really is your client? Do you need two charts and treatment plans? What does insurance expect? When one member of the couple comes in alone, how do you handle confidentiality, and how do you bill for the session?
This presentation will cover practical issues you deal with daily when working with couples, challenge myths you may have, clarify areas of confusion, and invite you to think more carefully about your current policies. The webinar is applicable to psychotherapists nationwide.
- When you can (and can’t) ethically bill insurance for couples therapy
- When will insurance cover couples sessions?
- Common (and costly) billing mistakes for couples
- Billing for longer couples sessions
- Common billing/diagnosis practices that are actually fraud
- Must I choose an identified patient? If so, how, and how do I explain this to clients?
- Confidentiality and “no-secrets policies”
- Do you need separate treatment plans and charts?
- Handling record requests or treatment reviews in couples therapy
- Seeing a member of the couple individually
- Changing roles (from individual to couples therapist, or vice versa)
- What should be in your treatment agreement with couples
- Appropriate couples therapy treatment goals
- What to think about when seeing couples via video
BONUS FOR CALIFORNIA THERAPISTS: 2.5 CE credits are available for CALIFORNIA LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs or LEPs; COUNTS FOR LEGAL AND ETHICAL HOURS! Other licensees should check with their licensing board for credit.
Option 1: Join us live Saturday, June 5, 2021: 11 am – 1:30 pm Pacific / 12 pm – 2:30 pm Mountain / 1 pm – 3:30 pm Central / 2 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern
Option 2: Watch at your convenience! Register and the webinar recording link will be sent to you within 12 hours after the webinar. All registrants will automatically receive this link — there is no need to request it. Recording is available 24/7 for one year. CEs are available even if you just listen to the recording — instructions will be given when the link is sent.
$49.97 for licensed therapists/billers, NO CE credits desired
$64.97 2.5 CE credits desired (approval guaranteed only for California BBS Licensees)
$39.97 for therapists who have not yet earned a license (your honesty is appreciated)
$39.97 for groups of 4 or more, NO CE credits desired
$54.97 for groups of 4 or more, CE credits desired
After registering, you will be sent an EventBrite ticket invoice, and usually within one day, you will get a confirmation from Zoom. All attendees will receive email reminders from Zoom one week, one day, and one hour before the event with the webinar link. This link is unique to you — please do not share it.
All registrants will get the link to the recording within 12 hours after the webinar, to watch or review at your convenience.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: CLICK HERE
PRESENTER: Barbara Griswold, LMFT is author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should, now in its 8th edition. In addition to her private practice in San Jose, CA, she provides consultations and trainings about insurance, progress notes, and practice building to therapists nationwide. She invites you to contact her at www.theinsurancemaze.com/contact.
Questions and Answers:
What is the difference between this webinar and the Couples Webinar for sale in your store?
This is a live presentation which contains the same important information as the pre-recorded webinar in my store. Many people prefer listening to a live presentation so they are able to submit questions to the presenter, and hear the answers to the questions from other attendees. Also, this webinar will be 30 minutes longer than the pre-recorded webinar, so there will be a bit more material (and the ability to get 2.5 CE credits instead of only 2 CEs!)
Who should attend?
This event is designed for all types of mental health professionals nationwide, whether they work for insurance or not.
How do I get CEs for this event?
You must purchase the ticket option that includes CEs. After the webinar you will be emailed a link to the post-test and evaluation. You may get CEs whether you join live or listen to the recording. Course completion certificates will be awarded after completing the evaluation and passing the post-test with a minimum 70% score. Your CE certificate will be emailed within 10 business days of test completion. Barbara Griswold LMFT (CAMFT CE provider #023504) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor education for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Others should check with their licensing boards for possible credit. Barbara Griswold maintains responsibility for this course and its content. For complete CE policies, click here
Who can I contact with questions?
For any questions, concerns, or grievances related to programming, please contact Barbara Griswold, LMFT via email at email@example.com. Any person with disabilities who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events is asked to please contact us at least 7 days in advance.
What’s the refund policy?
All fees paid are non-refundable, except in cases of duplicate registration or errors in registration.