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Essentials for Counselors to Implement the DSM-5 and ICD-10

September 9, 2015; 1-2pm ET
1 CE: $29 members; $49 nonmembers

Learn to use the DSM-5 and implement the ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015. Presenters will explore ways in which the DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM are similar and different; key diagnostic changes that will impact your daily practice; and the implications of multiaxial and dimensional diagnoses. Participants will also learn strategies to prepare a practice for ICD-10 implementation, maintain revenue, and reduce potential claim rejections. 

Additional Content: 

  • Demonstration on how to code a case using the DMS-5 and ICD-10-CM
  • Review of key issues related to assessments and new Z-Codes
  • Discussion about filing paper and electronic claims

Webinar Presenters:

Casey A. Barrio Minton Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Her clinical experiences include serving clients in a range of outpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, and inpatient mental health settings with a focus on crisis intervention and stabilization.  She has authored multiple book chapters and journal articles focused on clinical mental health counseling and counselor preparation, and she is a co-author of DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors (https://www.counseling.org/publications/bookstore). She is the editor of the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy and is a past president of Chi Sigma Iota International and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.

Rob Reinhardt, M.Ed., LPCS, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina. Rob is director of a growing counseling practice and CEO of Tame Your Practice, a private practice consulting firm that helps professional counselors grow their practices with a focus on efficient and compliant use of technology. Rob is also editor of the “Technology Tutor” column of Counseling Today.  Prior to entering the world of mental health care, his career was focused on Information Technology, with experience in software development, project management, and corporate management.

Attend a Bonus Conference Call! 

Participants may attend a bonus conference call on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 1pm ET. Discuss final steps to make sure your practice is financially, clinically, and administratively prepared for the transition on October 1, 2015. Ask questions and get referrals for additional resources.

Conference Call Facilitators: 

John P. Duggan, M.A., NCC, LCPC, LPC is a graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, VA with an MA in Counseling and of the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC with an MA in Theology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in three jurisdictions, an approved supervisor in Maryland and a National Certified Counselor. John has worked as a counselor, pastoral care provider, consultant and media producer. John has owned and operated a private practice, and has experience managing clinical services in an agency setting, supervising counselors and other professionals, and providing crisis services for a hospital emergency services department. With a career spanning more than 25 years, John brings myriad experiences to support members of the American Counseling Association. He produces, hosts and edits ACA podcasts and he also produces ACA webinars. These programs offer professional development and continuing education opportunities to members throughout the year. John also responds to member inquiries on clinical issues, manages “Private Practice Pointers,” and provides consultation and workshops on counseling issues.

Barbara Carter is the owner of CMH Billing, a small mental health claims and billing company in Texas, offering on a personal touch to help counselors in private practice. Barbara earned an Associate of Applied Science in Commercial Art and worked as a commercial artist. In 1993, Barbara joined a thriving non-profit counseling practice in Irving, Texas, where she worked as a receptionist and then office manager. In 2005, Barbara started her own billing and claims specialty firm which offers services to support professional counselors in private practice. Barbara has more than a decade experience helping professional counselors with mental health billing, claim processing, credentialing, and “follow up” services.

Questions? Contact Debbie Johnson at djohnson@counseling.org or (800) 347-6647 ext. 321.

Can't make the date and/or time? All ACA webinars are available to watch on demand for up to one year after purchase. Instructions will be included within your registration confirmation.

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Final TRICARE Rules More Beneficial to Licensed Professional Counselors

by Amber McLaughlin | Jul 18, 2014
Many Licensed Professional Counselors will benefit under the Final Rule published by the Department of Defense (DoD) on July 17, 2014. The Final Rules apply to the TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors (TCMHC) category. Several provisions included were those advocated for by the American Counseling Association over the last several years.
The Final Rule will finally allow LPCs meeting specific criteria to operate as independent practitioners under TRICARE. This has been a key component in ACA’s efforts to demonstrate parity among those providing mental health services. In addition, TRICARE is extending the transition period for meeting education, examination, and supervised clinical practice criteria to January 1, 2017. Without this extension, the window for eligibility would have ended in just over five months on December 31. With the extension, our members will have had five full years to meet the criteria which include:
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  2. Possession of a master’s degree or higher in counseling from a regionally accredited institution and passage of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).

“DoD made the right choice in allowing LPCs to become independent practitioners in TRICARE, and with the extension of the time in which to meet the criteria,” said Robert L. Smith, ACA President.

Another provision of the Final Rule will allow those in the Supervised Mental Health Counselor (SMHC) category to continue beyond the current December 31, 2014 deadline. The SMHC works via physician supervision and referral. Those counselors in this category were going to lose that status and no longer be able to practice within TRICARE. These practitioners will now have an indefinite extension.

“We were very pleased that DoD made the wise decision to continue the SMHC category of provider. This move is congruent with many state licensure laws and helps to ensure that more LPCs will be able to practice under TRICARE,” said Richard Yep, ACA Chief Executive Officer.

Many of the changes in the Final Rule encompassed the recommendations which were advocated by ACA. “Our goal was to work diligently to ensure that the final rule was less exclusionary, and therefore would allow our members to provide help to service members and their families,” said Art Terrazas, ACA Director of Government Affairs.

More details on the Final Rule will be coming soon but rest assured that ACA will continue to work for all LPCs to ensure they find a place within TRICARE. Please stay tuned to ACA communications channels for more updates. Read the final rule here.