This essential webinar will cover what therapists need to know about insurance, even if they never join a health plan. The latest information on telehealth coverage will be presented. The pros and cons of joining plans and how to get in the door at "full” plans will be outlined, plus what out-of-network therapists should know (ex. that just giving a superbill opens the therapist's treatment for review by the plan).
Attendees will learn 14 critical questions to ask when checking coverage, tips for avoiding denials, and the secret to getting more treatment approved. Out-of-network therapists will learn two ways to keep new insurance clients.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Define basic insurance concepts, and better understand how it works, in order to better educate clients, advocate for their care, and avoid treatment disruption.
- Identify the most common therapist mistake that leads to treatment/claim denials
- Summarize 2 therapist choices regarding involvement with health plans, the pros and cons of each, and how to join insurance panels
- Describe how "medical necessity" criteria is used by health plans, enabling therapists to document care appropriately and advocate on behalf of clients for continuing care