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4 Mistakes I Made When Starting My Private Practice
By Alison Pidgeon on October 17, 2018

As a business consultant, I often share what others should do in their private practice. But it’s also important to share what NOT to do, since we’ve all made mistakes in our private practice journey. Here are the four mistakes I made in my first year that you should avoid.

Why Every Therapist Should Have a Blog
By Daniel Fava on October 10, 2018

When it comes to learning about marketing your private practice online, you can’t go far without hearing about blogging. With so many things to do to market your services, blogging can seem like just another task on your marketing to-do list. So, is having a blog worth it?

Billing Group Psychotherapy with CPT Codes 90849 and 90853
By TherapyNotes, LLC on October 3, 2018

Group psychotherapy can help patients feel supported and held accountable by others with similar issues, providing the best treatment for certain individuals and conditions. The benefits of group therapy for clients are clear, but what's less obvious is how to code these sessions. Don’t worry: We can help.

Changes to ICD-10 Codes and DSM-5 Diagnoses Effective October 2018
By TherapyNotes, LLC on September 26, 2018

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has revised the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to accommodate the latest annual update of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10). The DSM-5 outlines the criteria for determining a diagnosis and provides you with a list of the corresponding ICD codes. As a behavioral health professional, the DSM-5 is your best tool for understanding ICD-10 codes.

Billing for Phone Calls with CPT Codes 98966, 98967, and 98968
By TherapyNotes, LLC on September 19, 2018

As a therapist, you expect to receive phone calls from clients. Many practitioners don't charge for short calls, especially if they're for scheduling purposes, but what do you do when a phone call from a client becomes more complex and essentially turns into its own session? You may be able to use CPT codes 98966-98968.

5 Ways to Fight Loneliness in Private Practice
By TherapyNotes, LLC on September 12, 2018

It’s no mystery why many therapists report feeling lonely.

With a lack of coworkers, an inability to discuss work with loved ones, and a job that requires talking to people all day about their own experiences, working in private practice can feel isolating. Since loneliness can increase your risk of depression, heart disease, and stroke, it’s important to reduce it.

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