Do Insurance Companies Cover Teletherapy?   In recent years, largely in part to advances in technology, the Internet, and security when connecting online, people are starting to request to have access to their mental health professionals via teletherapy either through Skype, other live services, or over the telephone with video enabled through their computer.     For psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists, the problem with honoring teletherapy requests is whether insurance companies will reimburse the costs

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Benefits of Using Psychiatric Billing Services   Whether you are starting your own practice or have been in practice for years, there are several benefits of outsourcing your psychiatric billing to a qualified billing service  like Psychiatric Billing Associates. In recent years, there have been changes to cpt diagnostic codes, billing processes, billing forms, and the complexity required when submitting claims. In addition, further reforms and changes are expected in the future.     Access

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Stalled Mental Health Bill Finally Passed by the House   In 2012, United States Representative, Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania), who is also a clinical psychologist, introduced Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act (House Bill H.R. 2646) to reform the mental health system and increase the amount of federal funding for various mental health programs. While Murphy’s efforts have been ongoing, the bill has been delayed on several occasions for various reasons along the way.  

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How to Negotiate Fee Increases with Insurance Companies There are times when you will want to negotiate increases in reimbursement for your practice’s fees, like whenever CPT, diagnostic, and behavioral health billing codes change and/or are updated. Your contract should contain a list of all covered codes and the amount you will be reimbursed by the insurance provider when using those codes for billing.     In the event you have existing contracts, it never

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