Behavioral Health Practice Management Workshop
This annual workshop is designed to provide mental health clinic providers, administrators and staff with current information on changes in mental health services – whether in private practices, nursing homes, day treatment centers, community mental health centers and/or hospitals.
Workshop Presentation Overview
Billing for Outpatient Psychiatry and Psychology Services
Participants in this half-day seminar will increase their understanding of covered outpatient mental health benefits, hear tips to improve billing, and learn about available resources to help assure appropriate documentation and reporting of mental health and related evaluation and management services. Participants will also learn about the most common errors assessed for mental health claims reviewed by contractor of medical review staff.
Rise to Psychiatric Coding Challenges: Translating ICD-9 to ICD-10
The introduction of ICD-10 brings with it special documentation requirements not seen in ICD-9. The number of diagnoses will increase and accurate coding is dependent on the providers documentation-ICD-10 codes are much more specific.
Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization Program Update
The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) will have awarded contracts from two to four managed care organizations (MCOs) as part of Governor Branstad’s Medicaid Modernization initiative by early August. The vendors will be providing services starting January 1, 2016. Participants will learn how the program is progressing and the chosen vendors will be invited to attend. Mental health clinics will be greatly affected as patients are switched to the new insurance companies and will need their guidance in the process.
Mental Health and the Law
Keeping up with healthcare rules and regulations can be taxing and time consuming. This presentation will update you on any changes in HIPPA and how you can stay in compliance. Participants will learn what should be included in a release form and the how to maintain privacy and security when sharing information.
|Time||Topic and Speaker|
|8 am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
Billing for Outpatient Psychiatry
Billing for Outpatient Psychiatry (Continued)
Rise to Coding Challenges
Mental Health and the Law
Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization Program Updates
Ellen Berra is a Senior Analyst with the Provider Outreach & Education (POE) department with Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) Medicare. She is the co‐chair of the WPS Medicare Provider Outreach & Education Advisory Group (POE AG). This group is responsible for identifying and assisting with the educational needs of the provider community. Ellen works with a number of provider organization partners to provide individualized education suited to the specific needs of the organization.
J.C. Cortese, MS, DC, CPC, has worked for the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Department of Psychiatry, Coding Intelligence Division since 2012. She has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a Master of Science from Vanderbilt University.
JoEllen Whitney, JD, is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. She works extensively in the field of Healthcare Law, privacy and confidentiality issues for hospitals, clinics and small practices. Ms. Whitney works with clients on HIPAA, medical records privacy, security, record release and retention.
Questions for Speakers
Please submit your questions for the speakers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify yourself and the speaker if you have a specific question for them. Only questions submitted prior to the workshop will be addressed.
Handouts will be available for download on the IPS website one week prior to the meeting.
Executive Director, Iowa Psychiatric Society