Billing And Coding For Behavioral Health

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Cover Up The Grey Areas, Know How To Code And Bill For Mental Health And Behavioral Health Service Is Critical To The Financial Health Of Your Practice !!

Knowing how to code and bill for mental health and behavioral health service is critical to the financial health of any practice – the wrong diagnosis code, or wrong CPT code can easily lead to denials.

Psychiatrist, and other mental health providers, often find the nuances of coding and billing cumbersome and frustrating – they often face many denials, and have very little resources in regards to navigate the system. Providers must understand the appropriate codes to use, and diagnosis codes to use, that describe the actual services being rendered and problems being addressed.

This audio will teach Behavioral Health Services providers how to choose the appropriate CPT code for the mental health services, they offer in their practice. It will also teach them how to choose the appropriate diagnosis codes that describes the actual issue the patient is experiencing and what is being addressed and treated. Tips on proper documentation in the medical record will also be given.

Here's a look at what Dr. Sloan-Kelly will cover:

  • How to document for Psychotherapy and how to use the time to choose your E/M code.
  • When is it appropriate to choose a Psychiatric Code from the Medicine Section of the CPT vs. E/M?
  • How to document for the diagnosis the patient is dealing with and what is the appropriate code to choose.
  • Why do some diagnoses lead to automatic denials from the payer, and how do you deal with that?    
  • Developmental testing – beyond just the screening – when is it appropriate and how to bill for it.
  • Reimbursement is often an issue for Behavioral Health – Why and how can overcome.
  • Overview of complete overhaul of coding in 2013
  • Know more about interactive complexity code and interactive individual psychotherapy.
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis and what services constitutes crisis?

Who should attend? Clinical managers, CFOs, Supervisors, Education department

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About Our Speaker

Dreama Sloan-Kelly - Healthcare and Medical Billing Coding Expert

Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of Wellesley College and Tufts University School of Medicine, she has a varied background including clinical, billing, and coding. Dr. Sloan-Kelly is President/CEO of Kelly, Sloan, and Associates, LLC and speaks at various seminars and webinars, imparting her knowledge in an upbeat, matter of fact, manner. Her goal is get the...   More Info
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