[LIVE] Optimizing Telehealth Billing: Current Telehealth CPT Codes & Telehealth Reimbursement Strategies

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Faculty: Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Today’s telehealth CPT codes, telehealth modifier codes, and other telehealth billing issues are in rapid flux, given the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Information gathered from online searches or colleagues can be outdated and incorrect, leading to unnecessary telehealth reimbursement claim denials. Dr. Marlene Maheu, a telehealth industry leader for three decades, offers this information-packed webinar to help optimize your telehealth and teletherapy billing strategies. This training is relevant to all behavioral professionals nationwide, from private payers to Medicare or Medicaid.

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Telehealth Billing Training Activity Description

Today’s telehealth CPT codes, telehealth modifier codes, and other telehealth billing issues are in rapid flux, given the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Information gathered from online searches or colleagues can be outdated and incorrect, leading to unnecessary telehealth reimbursement claim denials. Dr. Marlene Maheu, a telehealth industry leader for three decades, offers this information-packed webinar to help optimize your telehealth and teletherapy billing strategies. This training is relevant to all behavioral professionals nationwide, from private payers to Medicare or Medicaid.

Telehealth Reimbursement Issues Covered

This 1-hour program will cover the following telehealth reimbursement issues:

  • Currently available telehealth CPT codes & telehealth modifier codes
  • What is the difference between telehealth CPT codes and telehealth modifier codes?
  • How are opioid CPT codes different from regular telehealth CPT codes?
  • Which professions can now get telehealth Medicare reimbursement?
  • What about reimbursement for digital therapeutics and remote patient monitoring?
  • What's the status of getting reimbursed for "e-consults"?
  • What are telehealth facility fees, and how can they be reimbursed?
  • Which additional telehealth CPT codes can be used to maximize reimbursement?
  • How can you get reimbursed for delivering care to someone over state lines or international borders?
  • Which is likely to be the most reliable insurer to offer telehealth reimbursement?
  • Who are the best payers to consider when planning a telehealth focus for your practice?
  • What is a telehealth facility fee, and which codes do you use to collect it?
  • Where to get up-to-date information about telehealth reimbursement in different states?
  • Are out-of-network providers also being covered for telehealth services?
  • Does your documentation need to be different for telehealth billing?
  • What do you do if payers don't pay for legitimate and correctly-coded telehealth services?
  • What are the specific telehealth billing and teletherapy billing codes for:
    • Telehealth assessment
    • Telephone
    • Group therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Virtual Check-Ins
    • Remote Evaluation
    • Remote patient monitoring (RPM)
    • Telesupervision

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the current telehealth CPT codes and other current telehealth billing strategies.
  • Describe what to do if you are not paid for your telehealth sessions.
  • Outline where to go to get free and accurate information about telehealth billing.

Telehealth.org will help you avoid claim denials by giving you actionable information to legally and ethically bill for telehealth sessions. This course is augmented with key handouts to help you answer your questions quickly and easily.

When & How

CME or CE: Credit hour 1 (CE not recognized and therefore cannot be awarded to social workers).
Duration: Approximately 1 hour to complete.
Format: Pre-recorded video-based training, online readings, illustrative media, and automatically graded post-test. The course completion certificate is immediately available for printing upon the successful completion of the course. All material for Telehealth.org training is provided at no extra cost and is accessible through your computer or digital device.
When:

February 24, 2023, from 2 -3 PM EASTERN. (It will be recorded for participation at your convenience on-demand. after the event, 24/7.

*Recordings and all support materials are available for six months from the registration date.

Where: 100% Online
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  • All materials are included with this training
  • Passing grade is 80% or higher on post-tests
  • A printable course completion certificate is available for your licensing board
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  • Refunds are available within 30 days of purchase with a $25 refund fee
  • This program is approved for 1 CME or CE hour as described in our accreditation and approval informationThis training is applicable to state requirements for Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education. If you are unsure whether this training qualifies for your licensure renewal hours, please communicate directly with your licensing board regarding their acceptance of our CME or CE provider status by sending them this webpage link: accreditation information.
  • (Please note that social workers are not approved for a CE by the Association of Social Work Boards and the New York Social Work Board.) If you have any questions, please contact us.

Audience

This quick overview of current billing issues is relevant to all behavioral professionals working with US citizens. It is designed to answer these telehealth CTP codes and other telehealth reimbursement questions. This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors” wishing to deliver telemental health services in these disciplines:

  • Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Behavioral Analysts, Substance Use Professionals
  • CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff

Faculty

Dr. Marlene Maheu has been a pioneer in telemental health for almost three decades. With five textbooks, dozens of book chapters, and journal articles to her name and educated more than 66k clinicians from 109 countries, she is in a unique position to guide you or your organization in finding a maximally profitable niche in telehealth. She is the Founder and CEO of Telehealth.org (formerly Telebehavioral Health Institute, Telehealth.org). She is the CEO of the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS) and the Founder of the Journal for Technology in Behavioral Science (JTiBS).

She has assisted in writing standards and guidelines for multiple national associations and was the Chair of the CTiBS Competency Committee that published the first telebehavioral health competency framework. She has been interviewed by dozens of leading newspapers and magazines, keynoted, and taught hundreds of telehealth-related workshops internationally.

Dr. Maheu is a master at getting to the point and answering your questions with straightforward, actionable, evidence-based suggestions that quickly move you to your goal. She will delight you with her clinical acumen and make you smile at how simple many solutions can be when explained by a professional with decades of passionate telehealth training experience. Bring your notepad — you’ll leave with many practical to-do’s!

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Physician (AMA) accreditation statement: NJAOPS Is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. NJAOPS designates live or online activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Health Professionals: participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Method of Participation: for successful completion of activity and subsequent awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity and complete an attestation form, as well as an activity evaluation form.

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New York State Education Department's State Board for Licensed Psychologists (NY PSY)New York State Education Department’s State Board for Licensed Psychologists (NY PSY)

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Social Workers — Association Of Social Work Boards (ASWB)Social Workers — Association Of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

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