Want to know exactly how you’ll get telehealth reimbursement? From collecting legitimate cash payments online to 3rd party payor, Medicare or Medicaid, this “how-to,” practical course will quickly outline relevant telehealth reimbursement law, regulations and proper procedures for submitting forms and successfully getting paid.
Definitions are given to help the practitioner become familiar with telehealth billing essential terms and their meanings. Issues related to procedures, approved telehealth modifier codes, permitted treatment sites, types of patient diagnoses and licensure requirements for professionals are examined. Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Pay (or private insurance) requirements and strategies are discussed in detail. Examples are provided to give guidance. Updated specialty codes designed specifically for telehealth are reviewed in detail, as are telehealth modifier codes that are essential to getting paid.
Practical suggestions are at the core of this training experience. A range of support documentation and materials are included to effectively equip you to maximize reimbursement for telehealth. Although the program has a particular focus on telebehavioral and telemental health reimbursement, principles are applicable to all telehealth billing and coding professionals. Join us today and learn how to maximize payment for telehealth!
When: Available 24/7 to review anytime for 6 months from registration date
Cost: $149 (includes 3-CME or CE Hours)
State whether or not special codes are needed for telehealth reimbursement
Identify the type of technology that is typically required for telehealth reimbursement
Discuss why the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is pivotal for telehealth reimbursement with all insurers in the U.S.
Describe where to get a current CPT code list for telehealth as well as telebehavioral health billing
Explain why your malpractice insurance won’t reimburse for services over state lines in a state where you do not hold a professional license
Identify the acceptable telehealth Place of Service Code (POS) on a CMS 1500 claim form
List the two behavioral health professions that are not allowed to bill Medicare or Medicaid for telehealth
Identify two types of services in telemental health that are likely to be covered by CMS reimbursement—and under which conditions
Describe the telehealth “facility fee” and who can use it
Outline which behavioral assessments can lead to telehealth reimbursement
Name the CPT code for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
Name the CPT code for Virtual Check-Ins
Name the CPT code for Interprofessional Internet Consultation
Identify the three FREE resource groups that are available to practitioners who want to begin collecting telehealth reimbursement
Dr. Maheu has been a leader in telebehavioral health since 1994. With four textbooks, dozens of book chapters and journal articles to her name, as well as having educated more than 15,000 clinicians, she is in a unique position to guide you or your organization in finding a maximally profitable niche in this rapidly expanding market. She is a master at getting to the point and answering your questions with clear, actionable, evidence-based suggestions that will move you to your goal both quickly and accurately.
This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors” wishing to deliver telehealth services in these disciplines:
Access to the power and interactivity of the most cutting-edge technology available today for learning (login is required)
All materials are included with this course
Ability to take your post-test and course evaluation online
Printable course completion certificate for your licensing board
Access to TBHI Community Forum to ask related questions
Full customer support
100% money-back guarantee for 30 days!
This program is approved for 3 CME or CE Hours, applicable toward state requirements for Legal/Ethical Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education. TBHI is approved by several CME or CE-approval providing groups to sponsor CME or CE Hours. Please review our provider information at telehealth.org/continuing-education. (We recommend you confirm with your licensing board that they accept our CME or CE provider status. If you have any questions, please contact us.)
"For nearly 20 years Marlene has been the leader in thought, training and advocacy regarding the impact of technology on mental health professions."
Donna Ford MA,
Former President, American Counseling Association
"As a consultant, Dr. Maheu is creative, engaging, insightful, funny, easy, wise, and overall a delight to work with. Her energetic participation was infectious and raised everyone's game."
CEO, Ease Interactive
"Technology is crucial to our advancement as a profession in the 21st century. Marlene Maheu has been a forerunner in this endeavor to bring telepsychology to our practice, training and research."
Jean Lau Chin, ED.D., ABPP
"The Telebehavioral Health Institute provides all of the essential training needed to start practicing telemental health or telepsychiatry. The courses are unsurpassed, unique and contain everything one needs to know in order to start practicing. Upon completing this training, a provider is "ready to go."
Timothy Lacy, MD.
Former Chief of Telehealth for the US Air Force Surgeon General, CEO of Stonetree Medical Technologies, LLC
"Marlene is an engaging speaker and is at the cutting edge of mental health and technology. I'd highly encourage seeing one (or more) of her presentations. Her ideas will inspire you with possibilities."
Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
Partner at The Practice Institute and co-author of Financial Success in Mental Health Practice
"Dr. Maheu has been a consistent and courageous pioneer in the use of technology to improve mental health services for over a generation. Her training will provide you with essential tools to start a successful telepractice while remaining complaint with legal, ethical and other risk management strategies."
Luciano L'Abate, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgia State University
"Marlene is incredibly tech savvy with laser-sharp understanding of how to make the best use of innovative social media in professional settings."
Stephanie A. Shields, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
"Marlene is a pioneer, leader and strong advocate for ethical telemental health practices. Her presentations, workshops, articles and books provide valuable, thoughtful and informative ideas about how to deal with the many complex issues presented by rapidly evolving technologies."
Kenneth Drude, Ph.D.
"Dr. Maheu did a superb job of teaching many of the key concepts in tele-mental health to therapists in our organization."
Eric Kuelker, Ph.D.
Past President, Mental Health Pros
"Marlene is a true innovator in bringing technology to the mental health field. Her books are a must and I recommend them to my students."
Dale Masi, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Masi Research Consultants Inc
"Dr. Maheu is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country in the area of psychology and technology. She has a rich perspective on the benefits and challenges in this field and has been extremely generous in sharing her resources and expertise."
Judith Blanton, Ph.D.
"Marlene has established herself as a pioneer, expert, and forceful advocate for the telehealth. I've taken her courses and periodically consult with her. I count on her for thoughtful and ethical guidance in this complex field."
Larry Brooks, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice - Psychotherapy & Supervision
"Dr. Maheu is a leading national expert on the application of psychology in tele-health, online services and use of new technologies to support and expand your practice. Marlene does terrific workshops--don't miss them if you have a chance to see her in action."
James Bray, Ph.D.
Past President, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is psychology's telehealth visionary, leading our colleagues through professional training in ethics and innovative technologies since the mid-90's. Telepsychology is the 21st century and our practitioners in particular must become knowledgeable."
Pat DeLeon, Ph.D., MPH, JD
Former President, American Psychological Association
"I wanted to establish a task force on 'new media,' but only if Marlene Maheu, a long-time leader in telepsychology, would agree to be its chair. She did, and the task force exceeded my highest hopes."
Ellen Cole, Ph.D.
Former President, Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is an outstanding leader, educator, and creative force in the field of telehealth. She has been a long-term advocate for the use of empirically-based practices in telepsychology and has provided solid guidance to practitioners in the ethics and conduct of telehealth services."
Robert L. Glueckauf, Ph.D.
College of Medicine, Florida State University
"Marlene Maheu is a trailblazer in the field of telehealth. She was one of the first psychologists to even consider the concept of providing electronic services to patients and has been a leader in that field. Marlene is also a mover and a shaker and seems to be able to make nearly anything happen."
Larry Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills
"Dr. Maheu was writing and presenting on telehealth and psychology of the Internet when the rest of us didn't even know how to spell it, much less know what it means or how to practice it. She is a true visionary and a pioneer in the important area of tele-mental-health."
Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
"Marlene is an intelligent, thoughtful, and diligent clinical psychologist. I've known her for years and her work in ethics and telehealth have been of the highest caliber."