Insurance Basics for Doulas and Birth Workers
It doesn’t matter what field you’re in– if you’re a chiropractor, a mental health professional, a doctor– if you’re in private practice, you have to make a choice: are you going to run a cash-only practice, or do you want to accept payment from third parties (aka insurance companies)? There are pros and cons to running a cash-only practice, and there are pros and cons to running a practice that bills third parties for services rendered. Perhaps the biggest con to third-party reimbursement for anyone, no matter what field they are in, is that it’s a big, complicated, massive system that you need to learn (or pay someone else who knows) how to navigate. BUT….it also means it can be easier to get patients.
If you are in private practice or run an organization that provides perinatal services and want to learn the basics of third-party reimbursement, then this is the workshop for you!
This workshop will be focusing on the basics of insurance billing. We will cover HIPAA requirements, who can bill, ICD-10 and diagnostic codes, how electronic billing works, and walk through what the CMS-1500 form looks like and what the various fields mean. You’ll also learn what kind of restrictions and rules you need to be aware of if you bill to avoid missing out on payments and so you know what’s allowed by State and Federal laws, and what’s not.
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