New Telepsych CV-19 Regs: Implement and Get Paid for Virtual Services

Mental Health Virtual Care
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:00PM ET Expert: Howard Baumgarten, LPC Length: 60 minutes CEU: 1.0
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You don’t have to take a financial hit during the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead of canceling mental health patient visits you can provide care and get paid for it easier than ever before.

Government and private payers have lessened rules related to telemedicine reimbursement and privacy which makes it easier for you to provide reimbursable non-face-to-face services. However, even with the regulation reductions, getting paid accurately for telepsych visits can tricky, unless you know how….

This is where Licensed Professional Counselor and expert mental health practice consultant, Howard Baumgarten, LPC, can help. On Tuesday, April 7th at 4pm ET, during his upcoming online training session, Howard will walk you through the process of how to successfully set up and continually provide compliant remote patient care (and get paid for it).  This online training will help you ensure that the non-face-to-face services you provide comply with regulations and are reimbursable.

Here are just a few of the practical, step-by-step virtual services set-up, management and reimbursement tactics you’ll receive by attending this upcoming 60-minute online training:

  • Protect your practice and comply with adult & minor patient informed consent rules
  • Strategies to reduce online appointment no-shows and late cancels
  • Identify which HIPAA remote care requirements have been reduced for easier compliance
  • Write an audit-proof informed consent agreement with easy-to-use checklist
  • Pin down remote location necessities for both you and your patients
  • Proven processes to collect patient copays from non-face-to-face appointments
  • Clearly communicate your no-show and late-cancel policy and get patients to comply
  • Comply with documentation requirements for online virtual services
  • Overcome technical difficulties with an easy-to-implement back-up plan
  • Reduce HIPAA penalty risks with a vendor Business Associate Agreement
  • Compliantly get and accept electronic signatures & written confirmations
  • And so much more…

Who Should Attend? Whether your mental health practice needs help implementing non-face-to-face care services for the first time, or you want to improve and ensure the compliance of your current remote care, this upcoming online training is a must-attend.

There is no way to know how long it will take for the spread of COVID-19 to die down. Until it does, the ONLY option is to modify how you provide mental health services to your patients. Successfully and compliantly setting up and managing remote care services can give you the opportunity to continue to provide the care your patients need, and to receive the reimbursement you require to keep your practice open.

Now more than ever, your patients need you. By attending this upcoming online training, you’ll gain access to specific strategies that will to help you mitigate the risk of offering remote mental health services, decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and collect the revenue you need to continue to care for your patients. Don’t wait, register for this upcoming online training today.

IMPORTANT: Access to this upcoming online training is limited to ensure that all attendees have an opportunity to get their specific questions answered. Accordingly, access will be granted on a first come first serve basis. To guarantee your access to this upcoming online training session, it is recommended that you register immediately.

Meet Your Expert

Howard Baumgarten
LPCLicensed Professional Counselor

Howard Baumgarten is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, consultant, speaker, wellness, compliance and small business-training expert, and owner of a successful mental health private practice in Lakewood, Colorado. He is the founder of Smart Practice Central, a healthcare business-building platform that values intelligent, ethical, and clinically minded practice development, and provides clinical practice business consultation and trainings to private practices and healthcare agencies.

Howard has lectured on the integration of mental health and business, focusing on practice development, working within managed care systems and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on mental health care. He is the author of Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals, a guide to starting and successfully managing mental health practice.

In 2003, he developed and implemented one of the first practice building business curricula in a graduate level-counseling program in the U.S. at the University of Colorado. He is the former Director of Network Relations for West-side Behavioral Care, Inc., a clinical group practice he helped build into one of Colorado’s largest outpatient behavioral health practices.

Howard routinely consults and trains businesses and organizations internationally across a variety of industries in areas including responsible business growth, managing stress, building resilience, creating work/life balance, compassion fatigue, burnout prevention, cultivating compassion and other wellness related topics.

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