THIS IS A PRE-ORDER of the latest edition of this book which went to the printer on October 24th, 2022, and should be hot off the presses by Christmas. But in the meantime, we will send you a digital PDF copy so you can read the book immediately on your computer. Then we will automatically send you the hard-copy of the book when it is printed! Please read important information below in red.
Newly-updated as of October 2022 and applicable nationwide, this book is chock-full of the information you never got in grad school about running your business and working with insurance. It walks you step by step and answers all your questions about working with insurance, even if you never sign an insurance contract, as even out-of-network therapists can have their superbills and documentation reviewed by health plans. With a sample claim form and instructions and helpful handouts and resources, you’ll get all your insurance questions answered. Topics include:
- A telehealth coding update
- 2023 CPT code changes
- Tips on how to avoid claim denials
- How telehealth sessions should be documented differently
- Understanding what it means to be a network provider
- Joining plans (the pros and cons, and how to join)
- 13 Essential Questions to Ask When Checking Coverage
- Common reasons for denials – and how to fight them
- Electronic billing
- Getting more treatment approved
- What should be in your progress notes, and an introduction to treatment plans
- Billing for couples therapy
- Billing for extended sessions
- Common types of accidental insurance fraud
- Audits and records requests
- A quiz: should you take insurance?
EASY TO VIEW: The digital PDF version takes no technological know-how or special applications to watch — after purchase you will immediately be sent a link. With one easy click you can watch it on your computer or smartphone at your convenience. You can open and shut and review, as needed.
BONUS FOR CALIFORNIA THERAPISTS: 7 CEU credits are available for California BBS Licensees (MFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs) for just $20.00 additional, after taking a brief post-test and evaluation. Other licensees should check with their licensing board for credit — we have no information about which licensing boards might approve them. CEs can be obtained by reading the book anytime. Anyone can purchase the CE option if you want a certification of completion. For more about CEs, see “CE Policies” below.
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK: The book is aimed at a nationwide audience. It is aimed at out-of-network clinicians and network clinicians, and therapists trying to decide if insurance is right for them. It is appropriate for psychotherapists, supervisors, students, counselors in training, billers, or mental health office staff, regardless of experience level or practice setting.
IMPORTANT: AFTER PURCHASE, KEEP LOOKING AT THE SCREEN — YOU SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY REDIRECTED BACK TO A “THANK YOU PAGE” — SCROLL DOWN THAT PAGE AND LOOK CAREFULLY FOR THE LITTLE BLUE link for the DIGITAL PDF VERSION OF THE BOOK (and the CE test, if purchased). We will send a follow up email with the link within one business day to ensure you received it. If you do not receive this email please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. Contact us at email@example.com if you do not receive it within 1 business day. WHEN THE BOOK IS PUBLISHED (LIKELY LATE DECEMBER 2022), WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY MAIL YOU THE PAPERBACK COPY.
CE POLICIES: For those who signed up for CE credits, a link to the post-test will be sent with purchase. You must complete this evaluation and post-test and pass with a score of 70% before a CE certificate will be issued. The certificate will come via email within 2 hours of submitting the test. If you fail the test, you will receive an email notifying you of this, with instructions to retake the test. If you do not receive a certificate or failure notification within 24 hours, and have checked your spam folder, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. CEs are only guaranteed for California BBS licensees, others should check with their licensing board for possible credit. Your certificate will be dated when you take the test. Barbara Griswold LMFT (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. Barbara Griswold LMFT maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Please contact us at email@example.com with questions, complaints, or requests for accommodations. For complete CE policies, see https://theinsurancemaze.com/cepolicies/
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Disclaimer: Information in the book is intended as general education only, and is not a substitute for getting direct information from the client’s insurance plan, or from a legal advisor. The requirements of health plan, ethics codes, professional associations, licensing boards, and states will vary. Information presented should be seen as a general overview of common requirements. All prices are subject to change.
“Barbara — Thank you again for writing the most concise, easy-to-understand, and complete resource on insurance for therapists. Besides your obvious expert-level knowledge of the topics, your writing style has made the topics very clear. This book made for an interesting and FUN read. How many authors can say ‘my readers had FUN reading my material?'” — Kari Whatley, LPC
*DISTANCE-LEARNING PROGRAM POLICIES: Barbara Griswold, LMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CEPA #023504) to sponsor continuing education for California MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Barbara Griswold, LMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Grievance Policy: If a participant files a grievance regarding the course level or content, program administration, or non-receipt of certificates, the individual will be asked to put his/her comments in writing. All complaints will be responded to in an ethical and timely manner. Questions and concerns should be addressed to Barbara Griswold. Full refunds for CE test payment will be granted when request is submitted in writing and a post-test has not been submitted or graded. Refunds will be issued within 7 days of request. Accommodations can be made for those with disabilities or special needs; contact Barbara Griswold, LMFT. All Prices Subject to Change.