Effective and Ethical Practice: Billing and Collecting for Your Mental Health Practice
This presentation will focus on protecting clients' rights, developing an informed consent process that relates to financial aspects of treatment, discuss how the APA Ethics Code relates to billing and collecting, issues of transference and countertransference that contribute to ethical transgressions, and case examples of ethical problems in billing and collecting will be presented. The role that managed care decisions play in billing and collecting, and ethical dilemmas posed by managed care for clinicians will also discussed.
Part of the Clinician's Corner category on our BizVision partner site.
- Identify important components of an adequate informed consent form to prevent the likelihood of an ethical breach with a client related to fees, billing and collecting.
- Identify one transference and one countertransference issue that often acts as a resistance to implementing a financial contract between clinician and client.
- Identify two common ethical problems faced by mental health professionals in establishing fees, raising of fees, and in the billing and collections process.
Steven Walfish, PhD
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