The Faculty

  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

  • Lisette Wright, MA

    Lisette Wright, MA

  • Linda Rouyer

    Linda Rouyer

How to Maximize Reimbursement for Telemental Health, Online Therapy & Distance Counseling

2-HOUR WEBINAR - How to Maximize Reimbursement for Telemental Health, Online Therapy, & Distance Counseling​

On-Demand Webinar
Fully Recorded for Your Immediate Convenience
(Available 24/7, 100% online for 6 months – listen when you can!)
CE 2 CE Hours Available

Not sure if you want to work online because you don’t know how to get paid? This webinar will show you a wide variety of ways that you can get paid at rates that are often comparable to the income you make in your practice today. There’s no need to settle for working for online companies who pay you a cut rate, increase your risk and ask you to sign legal documents that place all liability on your shoulders. Dr. Maheu and special guests, Lisette Wright, MA and Linda Rouyer will present the latest reimbursement information to help you get a firm grasp of how to maximize your telepractice revenue, work legally and ethically and develop your services for new markets.

Lisette Wright has over 20 years of experience in the health and human service industry. She is a provider consultant and expert with ICD-10/DSM-5 coding and documentation including the diagnostic differences between the manuals. She trains coders, billers, administrators and providers at all levels on the code and CMS regulations. 

Linda Rouyer is the Vice President of Professional Resources for  Forefront Telecare. Linda oversee’s all of the Provider Recruiting, Credentialing and Management,  Facility Launching and Scheduling and Support. She has dedicated the last 4 years to understanding the complicated landscape of this ever changing and growing industry of Telehealth.

Whether you are a large or small organization, serve as a CEO or billing & coding professional, or deliver direct care as an independent practitioner, this webinar will give you clear and concise answers to these questions:

  • Which telemental health services are currently reimbursable?
  • Are online fees the same as in-person fees?
  • What are Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement requirements?
  • How is Health Care Reform changing the playing field for reimbursement in general?
  • When is credentialing required for reimbursement and how is that best accomplished?
  • Which 3rd party insurers are paying and which CPT codes need to be used?
  • What’s happening with DSM-5 and ICD-10 coding?
  • Do reimbursement rates differ across geographic areas?
  • Is telephone work reimbursable under new telemental health opportunities?
  • How is inter-state practice relevant to reimbursement?
  • How do you think about HIPAA and using credit cards or other electronic services for billing?
  • Where to go to stay on top of this rapidly evolving area of reimbursement?

Learning Objectives

Participants of this 2-hour, LIVE or recorded event will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 CPT codes that have been approved for behavioral telehealth reimbursement by the US federal government
  • Name two telehealth modifier codes that often need to be used for telehealth CPT code billing
  • Explain the difference between “G” codes and “9” codes — and how using the wrong one means you won’t get paid
  • Name the “place of service” code that you need to use to get paid for telemental health services
  • Explain the differences between current legal US billing practices and unprecedented, practice-changing DSM-5 and ICD-10 changes taking effect in 2015 as a result of Health Care Reform
  • Outline at least two significant documentation changes that are soon to be upon us and why understanding them will prevent worrisome audits
  • Name at least three places to go for accurate, timely and free information about telehealth reimbursement

This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “tele-practitioners” in these disciplines:

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

Webinar includes:

  • Webinar video recording
  • Presentation slides
  • Access to the power and interactivity of the most cutting-edge technology available today for learning (login is required)
  • Ability to take your post-test and course evaluation online
  • Full access to the TMHI Community Forum to ask related questions
  • Webinar handout
  • Program is approved for 2 CE Hours, applied toward state requirements for Legal/Ethical CEs with APA, NBCC and a variety of other CE-approval providing groups. (See CE Sponsorship Approvals or contact us with questions.)
  • Printable course completion certificate for your licensing board
  • Full customer support
  • 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days!


This course does not currently qualify for ASWB-approved Continuing Education. Thank you for your patience as we retrofit our courses with required changes before we can offer them for ASWB-approved CE Hours. Contact us if you have questions or if you’d like us to expedite this course for ASWB approval.

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