Author Topic: Mental Health Wilderness Programs  (Read 4167 times)

Angie

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Mental Health Wilderness Programs
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:15:21 AM »
Does anyone know of a company that does billing for a therapeutic wilderness program (for mental health and substance abuse) that would be interesting in doing some consulting?  It is a self pay program, (all is written in the contract) all payments are collected upfront and then a super bill is given at the end of the program for the patient to try to seek reimbursement for a portion of the therapy sessions while in the program. I have several questions that would be helpful to get some clarification on.  There are so many grey areas.......
Or is there any seminars/conferences that anyone would recommend for this type of reimbursement service?

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Re: Mental Health Wilderness Programs
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 11:08:15 AM »
You and I have talked extensively about this, you can contact me directly if you wish.  I do want to give you the best advice.  SINCE you are a self-pay, you have all your client/provider financial policies in order, I think you should look at the costs of any consulting and ask yourself how that money would be well spent? In other words the information you need to JUST bill your clients is readily available. Since you are a PMRNC member you can go also utilize our mental health billing area. I think you are trying to hard to satisfy all patients even though your clearly a cash only practice. So long as you are supplying your clients with that financial policy ahead of time and itemized billing details, they really are left to seek reimbursement on their own and you shouldn't try to accommodate all carriers and patients, it's not going to be cost effective for you at all.   Now if you are NOT collecting monies from patients as you should..that is more of an in-house issue of collections and financial policies. The front office staff and billing staff needs to all be on the same page and you need to collect according to your collections policies. IF you took insurance, participated with third party payors, Medicare or Medicaid, my advice would be completely different. :)  IMHO you have already gone above and beyond good diligence for your facility.
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elizabethberger

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Re: Mental Health Wilderness Programs
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 01:36:50 AM »
I personally would like to know more about this. Might be helpful for my career ahead