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Getting on Insurance Panels: How to Navigate the Process

By TherapyNotes, LLC on May 22, 2018

Getting on insurance panels can be difficult.

From lost applications to being on hold for hours, it’s no wonder so many therapists only accept direct pay clients. Even without those challenges, it can take up to 4 months to get paneled. Let us help you get started.

Understanding the Interactive Complexity Code (90785)

By TherapyNotes, LLC on May 9, 2018

Communication is key in therapy. If you can’t understand or connect with a client, you typically can’t help them. Thankfully, there’s a billing code you can use in these situations, created by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2013, called the interactive complexity code (90785).

3 Important Considerations When Writing Mental Health Progress Notes

By TherapyNotes, LLC on May 3, 2018

A classic debate among therapists is how best to write mental health progress notes. Some prefer keeping their records heavily detailed while others provide only the essential information. Each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses. So how do you choose what’s best for your practice?

Why You Need Business Associate Agreements

By TherapyNotes, LLC on April 25, 2018

Between juggling schedules, providing care and marketing, and managing finances, a lot goes into managing a private practice. Thankfully, a variety of organizations and tools help with these demands, but using them requires giving access to protected health information. So, how do you use these resources while ensuring compliance and privacy?

 Watch Out for This Scam Targeting Therapists and Counselors

By TherapyNotes, LLC on April 4, 2018

A simple email requesting an appointment generally won't raise any red flags for providers, but scammers have taken advantage of this to steal from the therapy community. While this scam started many years ago, it resurfaces every so often and can cost providers hundreds of dollars.

Preparing for Baby Boomers: What to Know About Billing Medicare

By TherapyNotes, LLC on March 28, 2018

As one of the largest generations reaches retirement age, it's important to be prepared for an unprecedented influx of Medicare subscribers. From now until the 2030s, approximately 3 million baby boomers will reach retirement age each year, and between 2010 and 2030, the population of individuals over the age of 65 is expected to increase by 73 percent, leading to another "boom" of eligible Medicare recipients.

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