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CPT Codes Occupational Therapy
  • Monday, March 15, 2021

CPT Codes Occupational Therapy

CPT codes occupational therapy, including 8-minute rule; 20 common CPT codes for occupational therapy (e.g., CPT code 97100) and resources will be covered in this blog....


Psychotherapy CPT Codes
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Psychotherapy CPT Codes

Psychotherapy CPT codes (CPT codes for Mental health) commonly used by therapists such as 90837 CPT code, 90834 CPT codes and others will be reviewed in this blog. Any behavioral health practitioner who has ever worked in an institutional setting or dealt with insurance knows about CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes. They can be tedious and difficult to learn but mental health clinicians are pretty lucky compared to some providers. Unlike many medical doctors, it is likely you won’t have to use more than a handful in your everyday work. Let’s explore the importance of psychotherapy CPT codes and some tips for getting the best out of them....


90847 CPT Code and 90846 CPT Code: Billing the Right Way
  • Sunday, August 9, 2020

90847 CPT Code and 90846 CPT Code: Billing the Right Way

90847 CPT Code and 90846 CPT Code will be review in this blog and how to bill couples and family receiving counseling service the right way. Ask any therapist who does couples or family therapy work about billing and you’re likely to get a string of billing stories. Covered. Not covered. Sort of covered. What’s the real story? Is couples therapy something that you can legitimately bill for?...


Liability Insurance: Counselors and Therapists
  • Friday, May 31, 2019

Liability Insurance: Counselors and Therapists

Professional Liability aka Malpractice Insurance protects professional services such as mental health, counseling, therapy, etc.. But what about teletherapy or cyber liability coverage? Online or in-person: CPH & Associates has you covered....


Insurance Billing 101 For Therapists In Private Practice
  • Monday, May 27, 2019

Insurance Billing 101 For Therapists In Private Practice

Insurance billing and claims filing is without a doubt one of the most frustrating tasks clinicians and therapists face. Unless you have a strictly private pay practice, billing is something you have to contend with on the daily. Insurance benefits, copays, deductibles, ICD-10 codes and those dreaded CMS-1500 forms…ugh! ...


The Superbill: What It Is and Why You Need It
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Superbill: What It Is and Why You Need It

A superbill is a document that contains all of the information necessary for an insurance to make a decision on reimbursement for health expenses incurred by a client. What’s in the superbill and why you need one?...


Insurance, Telehealth and You
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

Insurance, Telehealth and You

You’ve chosen HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform and delineated the process for adding teletherapy services to your practice, there’s one more question you need to ask: "How will I get paid?"...


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  • Occupational Therapy Goals

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Occupational therapy goals and how to create excellent occupational therapy goals; SMART goals; examples of goals with all of the necessary components; and do’s and don’ts for writing OT goals will be covered in this blog post. You have already conducted a full evaluation on your client. Now it is time to come up with occupational therapy goals for their treatment plan. The next step is to take the data you collected and translate it into meaningful goals to pursue in occupational therapy. If you practice in pediatrics, the goal should be also be important to the parent or caregiver. Information about goals comes from the occupational profile, standardized testing, reason for referral, and your analysis of the evaluation. The data you collected in the evaluation serves as baseline data. This will help you track progress for your client, inform intervention choices, and ultimately give your client a foundation for success.

  • Occupational Therapy SOAP Note

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Occupational therapy SOAP notes, an overview of SOAP notes; questions to ask when writing each section; the do’s and don’ts of writing soap notes; the benefits of using SOAP notes in occupational therapy; and an example of an occupational therapy SOAP note will be covered in this post. The SOAP note method of documentation can be an excellent fit for the occupational therapy profession. Why does it work well for OTs? We are always looking at the big picture. SOAP is an acronym that stands for subjective; objective; assessment; plan. These are all important components of occupational therapy intervention and should be appropriately documented. Using a SOAP note format will help ensure that no essential element of therapy is left undocumented.

  • Goals counseling

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Goals in counseling and psychotherapy; what makes an effective counseling treatment plan; tips for writing counseling goals and examples of counseling and psychotherapy goals in common treatment areas such as substance abuse, anger management and depression will be covered in this blog. Setting counseling goals is something almost all therapists do with their clients. But why do we do it? Is it because it looks good? Because it structures therapy? To get insurance off our backs? Although there are many different considerations, it is generally understood that making goals is associated with positive treatment outcomes. At least when you do it correctly.