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CPD Mental Health: CPSY x992: Healthcare Reform, Insurance, and You

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

CPSY x992– Healthcare Reform, Insurance, and You
Saturday, March 8, 9-4:30PM, Rm. 160, $168

*** UPDATE - 6 CEs will be offered for this course ***

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With the coming of healthcare reform, more clients now have insurance and will want therapists who accept their insurance. But what will this legislation mean for therapists? Must working with insurance mean fee discounts, limited sessions, mountainous paperwork, and micromanagement of treatment? This entertaining presentation addresses what EVERY therapist should know about healthcare reform and insurance. They will learn:

The 11 crucial questions to ask when checking coverage to avoid later care denials

How to join insurance plans, and how to get on even if they are “full”

Line-by-line claim instructions to the NEW CMS-1500 Claim Form

The secrets for writing successful treatment requests to get ongoing care for clients or to fulfill ethical duty of advocating on client’s behalf with insurance plans

Understanding the types of insurance coverage so you can educate clients about their coverage and healthcare choices

Legal and ethical issues like confidentiality and insurance fraud related to insurance that could jeopardize a therapist’s license


This course will help the participant:

Get a comprehensive overview of changes and health plans offered by the Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform), and how this might affect both clients and therapists

Observe how to handle all aspects of a client’s insurance

Identify pros and cons of becoming a network provider, and steps to take to join provider panels so you can make services more affordable to more clients

Understand medical necessity criteria, and how to advocate on behalf of clients with the insurance plans for more treatment

Check coverage and complete claims to avoid denials that can lead to disruption of treatment

Understand related legal and ethical issues related to insurance, including confidentiality and insurance fraud


Psychologists, Psychiatrist, Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Social Workers, Graduate Students


Barbara C. Griswold, LMFT has over 22 years experience providing brief cognitive-behavioral counseling and longer-term psychotherapy, including 20 years experience as an EAP and managed care program provider for over 20 insurance networks. She is also author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should.




Cost: $168


Loyola Hall

Christina Enquist, Ed.D.
Tel 408-551-1981