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Coding & Billing for Mental Health Services
Coding & Billing for Mental Health Services


When:  Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Coding and Billing Strategies for Optimal Reimbursement
Comprehending the requirements for procedure code and policy changes have further complicated the reimbursement process for all psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, counselors, and clinical nurse specialists. 

This seminar will provide training on the major elements of coding and billing for mental health services and consolidate all of the new requirements with existing code rules and proven billing techniques in a comprehensive one-day course, taught by an expert speaker and a veteran reimbursement analyst and coding and billing specialist. The areas of psychiatry for evaluation and management services and medication management, psychotherapy services, health and behavioral assessments and psychological and neuropsychological testing will be covered, along with specifics such as Inpatient Psychiatric services, Partial Hospitalizations, Detox coding, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services. Learn with the most current and accurate coding procedures coupled with documentation tips and complete definitions to ensure prompt and optimal payment for future insurance claims.

2018 Changes to ICD-10-CM and DSM-5. Discover what must be done to prepare for these changes and protect your cash flow.

  • Explore strategies to prepare for 2018 ICD-10-CM 

  • Answer the question why are Insurance Companies not paying for “Unspecified” ICD-10-CM Codes

  • Identify and use all current and new procedure codes for mental health services

  • Discuss problem areas of documentation for mental health services 

  • Inform how MACRA will change the way providers’ documentation

  • Evaluate MIPS measures and gain access to resources.

  • Explore Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities  

  • Document correctly and learn what is necessary to support reimbursement

  • Apply federal rules and payment policy

  • Discuss reimbursement strategies for inpatient and partial hospital services

  • Outline procedures for conducting an internal review of coding and documentation

  • Coding, Billing, and Finance Personnel

  • Psychiatrists

  • Psychologists

  • Social Workers

  • Psychotherapists

  • Counselors

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Nurse Practitioners


DEBRA MITCHELL, MSPH, CPC-H, is a consultant and auditor for coding and compliance as well as a professional instructor in coding, billing, and medical terminology for adult education at the college level. Her educational experiences coincide with her 30 years of medical records and billing experience at every level of responsibility. As an auditor, she performs routine audits and provider education for an orthopedic billing service. In addition, she works for a consulting firm that specializes in cardiology. Ms. Mitchell has developed several courses for adult education programs in medical coding and billing at the college level and has contributed to the development of a coding certification program. She supervised a statewide Medicaid "peer review" program, which conducted quality reviews of services provided to the recipients, medical record documentation, and correct coding audits. Her teaching ability is reflected in the professional success of her students and her excellent evaluations. Ms. Mitchell brings an effective communication style to this very important subject and provides an enjoyable and worthwhile learning experience. 

Ms. Mitchell is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, certified in hospital coding, and named to the Biltmore's Who's Who in America's Professional Women.

This program has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 6.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. AAPC approval good thru 8/31/2018.

Counselors: Washington:
This seminar has been submitted to WMHCA for 6.0 hours continuing education credit.

Marriage & Family Therapists: Washington:
This seminar has been submitted to WMHCA for 6.0 hours continuing education credit.

Nurse Practitioners
Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.

Social Workers
Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.

Social Workers: Washington:
This seminar has been submitted to WMHCA for 6.0 hours continuing education credit.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

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