NEWLY UPDATED WEBINAR!
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? 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?
This 2.5 hour pre-recorded 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.
Best of all, you’ll get a chance to view a brief couples session note that would satisfy insurance, legal, and ethical expectations.
The webinar is applicable nationwide, for anyone who bills for — or works with — couples.
- When you can (and can’t) ethically bill insurance for couples therapy
- Common mistakes in billing for couples
- New advice about billing for longer couples sessions
- Common billing/diagnosis practices that are actually fraud
- Must I choose an identified patient? If so, how?
- Confidentiality and “no-secrets” policies
- Do you need separate treatment plans and charts?
- Seeing a member of the couple individually
- Changing roles (from individual to couples therapist, or vice versa)
- What should be in your progress notes and treatment agreement with couples
- Some telehealth issues with couples, including when interstate therapy is legal
- Appropriate couples therapy treatment goals
CEs: 2.5 LEGAL AND ETHICAL CE CREDITS are available for California LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs or LEPs; other licensees will have to check with their licensing boards for possible credit. See below for more CE info
EASY TO VIEW: The webinar takes no technological know-how 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 stop and restart, as needed.
PRICE: ONLY $49.98* FOR WEBINAR; ADD $15 FOR 2.5 CE HOURS for California MFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs*
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Barbara Griswold, LMFT, is author of “Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance — And Whether You Should” (9th edition). She served for 2 years on the California Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists State Ethics Committee. After 35 years in private practice working with more than 15 insurance plans, she now provides consultations and trainings to therapists and groups nationwide about insurance, progress notes, and building a thriving private practice. She invites you to schedule a consultation at www.calendly.com/barbgris.
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*All Prices Subject to Change
Want a Couples Therapy Treatment Agreement? Doing telehealth and need Telehealth Consent and Credit Card Authorization forms? Check out my Practice Forms Packet — click here
DISTANCE-LEARNING CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM POLICIES: Barbara Griswold, LMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs licensed through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CEPA Provider 023504). To receive your CE certificate: Pay the fee above and complete a brief evaluation that will be sent to you in a link. YOUR CERTIFICATE WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL ATTACHMENT WITHIN 10 minutes of completing the test, if you scored above 70% on the post-test. Barbara Griswold, LMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Contact her at www.theinsurancemaze.com, 408.985.0846, 4010 Moorpark Avenue #118, San Jose, CA 95117. 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 within 7 days. Questions and concerns should be addressed to Barbara Griswold at the address, email, and phone number above. Refund Policy: Full refunds for CE test payment will be granted when request is submitted in writing and a post-test has not been submitted and graded. Refunds will be issued within 7 days of request. Accommodations for the Disabled: Arrangements can be made for those with disabilities or special needs; please contact us at email@example.com or 408-985-0846 or the address above.