Coding Tactics to Ethically Maximize Your Behavioral Health Reimbursement

Length: 60 minutes Expert: Barbara Griswold, LMFT

Don’t make the expensive mistake of thinking that coding for the mental health services you provide is easy.

Sure, you may only utilize several key codes, but are you positive you’re applying them accurately and being paid everything possible? Are you confident there aren’t other ethical ways for you to submit your claims that will pay you at a higher rate? Coding your mental health claims accurately isn’t only about optimizing your reimbursement. With insurance plan audits on the rise, submitting your claims incorrectly can lead to massive compliance violation penalties and fines. However, you can overcome these challenges, and ethically optimize the pay-up you receive for your behavioral health services by investing just 60 minutes of your time.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and coding educator Barbara Griswold, LMFT presented a 60-minute online training session that will provide you with the frontline coding advice you need to improve the accuracy of your claims and get you paid more of what you deserve.

Here is just some of the step-by-step, plain-English mental health coding advice you’ll receive by viewing this 60-minute online training:

  • Avoid common mistakes when using 90837 (psychotherapy 60 minutes) that can lead to underpayment
    or claim denials
  • Escape violation penalties for common Family and Couples Therapy (90847 and 90846) coding errors
  • Get paid more for Extended Sessions (over 60 minutes) with 3 allowable coding methods
  • Accurately code, bill and get paid for teletherapy (non-face-to-face) sessions
  • Uncover hidden reimbursement with accurate use of Prolonged Services codes
  • Utilize Crisis codes (90839 and +90840) to get more of the reimbursement you deserve in tough cases
  • Avoid missed opportunities to bill Intake code 90791 over again
  • Improve pay-up with Interactive Complexity Add-On Code (+90785) when patient communication difficulties complicate treatment
  • And so much more…

Who should view: This online training workshop will benefit therapists with any degree of background that want to ethically maximize the payment they receive for the services they provide. Note, this training will not cover E/M coding. It will concentrate on the numerous other coding opportunities available to mental health professional to expand their coding accuracy and reimbursement.

You work hard caring for your patients, and you deserve to be paid for the services you provide. Unfortunately, your reimbursement rates are being cut each year, and payers make you jump through more hoops than ever. Stop spinning your wheels and wondering if you are getting paid everything possible for the behavioral health services you provide.

Order this online training workshop and finally have confidence that you are coding accurately and ethically to maximize reimbursement for the mental health services you provide. Don’t wait, order today.

Meet Your Expert

Barbara Griswold
LMFTPractice Consultant

Barbara Griswold, MFT, is a practice consultant and the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance — And Whether You Should, now in the newly-updated seventh edition (  In private practice in San Jose, CA., she has more than 20 years’ experience as a network provider for more than 20 insurance plans.

She has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines.  She is a past member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists State Ethics Committee, and is an adjunct faculty member at John F. Kennedy University, where she teaches therapists how to work with insurance, and what is missing from their client charts.

She invites therapists to visit her website for helpful articles, webinars, resources, or to schedule a consultation to get help with insurance questions and problems, and to subscribe to her free monthly e-newsletter to keep abreast of the ever-changing world of insurance.