Discontinued Authorization and Payments: How to Respond to the Letter No One Wants to Receive

Posted by Ann Krauss on Oct 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Should you worry about getting a letter from a payer asking for information about your facility’s services? Short answer: yes!      

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Topics: third party billing, behavioral health billing, billing solutions, insurance management process, third party medical billing, behavioral health billing services, mental health billing consulting, medical billing outsourcing, medical billing process outsourcing

Best Practices for Helping Your Alumni Refer Others Who are Struggling

Posted by Ann Krauss on Sep 4, 2018 9:02:44 AM

 

Alumni are your best advocates. Make sure you’re helping them help others by connecting them with your facility.

Alumni who maintain their recovery can be the best advocates for your program. Investing in a comprehensive alumni program not only helps your patients stay connected with your program and services to assist them in their recovery journey, but it can help them help others who are struggling and in need of your facility’s services.  

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Topics: third party billing, behavioral health billing, billing solutions, insurance management process, third party medical billing, behavioral health billing services, mental health billing consulting, medical billing outsourcing, medical billing process outsourcing

Tough Love and Timely Intervention: Approaching a Loved One About Addiction Treatment - An Interview with Melissa Howard

Posted by Ann Krauss on Aug 21, 2018 9:46:19 AM

Melissa Howard operates the stopsuicide.info website.  Her mission is to further education about suicide in order to ultimately put an end to suicide once and for all.  Melissa is the author of numerous articles and is working on a book related to emotional wellness. People with substance abuse problems are more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population. Melissa is passionate about helping others to understand that if we can find a way to treat the underlying drug and alcohol addiction problems, we will effectively reduce the number of suicides.

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Topics: third party billing, behavioral health billing, billing solutions, insurance management process, third party medical billing, behavioral health billing services, mental health billing consulting, medical billing outsourcing, medical billing process outsourcing

Today’s Behavioral Health Reimbursement Landscape: 4 Ways Your Facility May Be Underbilling

Posted by Ann Krauss on Aug 2, 2018 4:38:59 PM

Are you keeping up with reimbursement and billing code changes for behavioral health? If not, you could be leaving money on the table.     

Today’s Behavioral Health Reimbursement Landscape: 4 Ways Your Facility May Be Underbilling  

 

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Topics: third party billing, behavioral health billing, billing solutions, insurance management process, third party medical billing, behavioral health billing services, mental health billing consulting, medical billing outsourcing, medical billing process outsourcing

Isn’t Filling All Your Patient Beds Just Like McDonald’s Offering All-Day Breakfast?

Posted by Ann Krauss on Apr 23, 2018 8:43:06 AM

Revenue and cash flow considerations of accepting in-network vs. out of network patients

Do you know how McDonald’s considered all-day breakfast?  When McDonald’s was considering a multitude of consumer requests for all day breakfast, a study was done to see about how the company could accomplish such a feat from an operational standpoint and the impact on overall revenue for millions of stores worldwide. It was found that because the stores were already covering overhead for lunch and dinner even if they charge less for breakfast items all day, the increase in revenue would be substantial.  There were many operational considerations, but ultimately, they found ways to overcome those challenges and the stores realized substantial revenue gains.

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Topics: behavioral health billing, billing solutions, third party medical billing, Uncategorized, mental health billing consulting

The Complex Mess of Insurance and the Insurance Management Process

Posted by Jason on Mar 16, 2018 3:45:06 PM

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Topics: Uncategorized, addiction treatment, insurance process management, mental health billing consulting, verification of benefits

7 Reasons for Third Party Billing

Posted by Ann Krauss on Nov 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

American Health care today is a corporate business.  Medical care, mental health care and substance abuse treatment are all at the mercy of this system.

Mental health and medical solo practitioners are looking to gain support through joining groups versus staying in their solo practices.  The Affordable Care Act is allowing for that shift through mandating mental health benefits and insurance coverage, along with the Mental Health Parity Law, requiring private and public insurers to cover mental health needs at the same level as medical conditions — charge, for example, similar co- pays.

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Topics: behavioral health billing, billing solutions, third party medical billing, Uncategorized, mental health billing consulting