Do Insurance Companies Cover Teletherapy?

Do Insurance Companies Cover Teletherapy? The internet has had a huge impact on how patients seek health and medical care. These days, a growing number of people are accessing mental health professionals via teletherapy. This allows patients to meet with their doctors using a live communication service.   Teletherapy is convenient and flexible, and it provides access to mental health care for those patients who live in areas where there is a shortage of practices. … Continue reading Do Insurance Companies Cover Teletherapy?

Benefits of Using Psychiatric Billing Services

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 … Continue reading Benefits of Using Psychiatric Billing Services

Mental Health Reform-The Latest news from Congress

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.   … Continue reading Mental Health Reform-The Latest news from Congress

How to Negotiate Fee Increases with Insurance Companies

How to Negotiate Fee Increases with Insurance Companies Physicians are often unaware they can consider negotiating reimbursement rates with insurance companies. After all, health care providers and their networks play an important role in the insurance business. There may be times reviewing your existing contract helps, such as when there are changes or updates to CPT, diagnostic, and behavioral health billing codes.   In doing so, you could find opportunities to renegotiate a contract with … Continue reading How to Negotiate Fee Increases with Insurance Companies