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Unpacking Billing for Your Therapy Hour: 90834 vs. 90837

By TherapyNotes, LLC on February 22, 2018

One of the latest trends in insurance billing is increased scrutiny of billing for the therapy hour. Payers including Highmark BCBS and Anthem have sent letters to providers who they deem to be high submitters of 90837 with a warning that claims billed as 90837 could be subject to additional review and re-submission requirements. While the payers emphasized that these letters are meant to be educational, many providers interpreted their warnings as imminent threats against the use of 90837.

7 Tax Tips for Your Private Practice

By TherapyNotes, LLC on January 31, 2018

Here are some tips that could benefit you this tax season and help you reduce your tax liability and enjoy more of your hard-earned income in the future. In addition to these tips, we highly recommend consulting with a certified public accountant (CPA) and your financial advisor.

5 Questions to Consider When Choosing an EHR for Your Mental Health Practice

By TherapyNotes, LLC on January 24, 2018

Electronic health record (EHR) systems are designed specifically to organize your practice and streamline your workflow, all while saving you from the headaches associated with keeping paper records. Yet, despite knowing the benefits an EHR can deliver, moving away from paper for the first time or switching to a new EHR can feel like a monumental task. Of all the options available, how do you know you're selecting what's right for you? Here are some of the questions you should consider to ensure that the EHR you choose is the right fit.

How CPT Code 96127 Can Impact Your Income

By TherapyNotes, LLC on December 20, 2017

In a previous post, we gave an overview of each of the four MIPS reporting categories and highlighted that providing basic screening services for your clients as a regular component of care can help you meet many reporting requirements. Even better, if you're primarily seeking to avoid negative payment adjustments, the amount of screening you need to administer is negligible. What you may not know, however, is that there is a CPT code that may help you get even more out of these screenings.

We Ask, You Answer: Attracting Clients in Private Practice

By TherapyNotes, LLC on December 13, 2017

Opening your own practice can present a number of challenges. Beyond your clinical expertise, you are now required to be a business owner and don the many hats that come with it. Private practice owners must develop a business plan, build a brand, manage finances, and so much more. Out of all the new responsibilities that come with owning a business, many clinicians find that the most nerve-wracking hurdle is bringing new clients in.

Understanding MIPS Reporting and Performance Metrics

By TherapyNotes, LLC on December 6, 2017

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is scheduled to roll out gradually starting with specific classes of eligible providers, but virtually all Medicare providers will be required to participate in MIPS by 2019. (To see when you may be eligible for MIPS, check your MIPS participation status.) Many providers have chosen to submit data early to gain a better understanding of how the program works and the impact it could have on their revenue. 

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