ACA Podcast Series


Since 2008, ACA has provided a series of podcasts aimed to help you save time and money as you strive to stay well-informed on professional issues.

These podcasts—prerecorded interviews posted on the ACA website—can be downloaded to your computer so that you can listen to them at your convenience while at home or work. They also can be added to your iPod for use while taking a walk, on the treadmill, in the car, or whenever you have time.

Most podcasts offer opportunities to earn Continuing Education credits. If you are interested in earning CE credits click here.  

The podcasts can also be accessed by visiting our Professional Development Center

Transcripts for select podcasts can be found here.

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HT075 - Mental Health Billing and ICD-10

Barbara Carter

Podcast transcript available by clicking here.

Description: Barbara Carter brings more than a decade experience as a mental health biller. In this podcast, Barbara explains how a biller can provide support to help a counseling practice thrive. She explains how a counselor can interview a biller and why counselors need to verify insurance coverage and benefits before the first appointment. Barbara also gives some helpful tips to prepare for the transition to DSM-5 /  ICD-10-CM. Have you saved some money for the October 1st 2015 implementation? Listen to this podcast and see why you might want to look at your budget now!
Presenter:  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.

Listening to this podcast will help you:
1.  Summarize the basic tenets of the Mental Health Billing and ICD-10 podcast
2.  Discuss mental health billing, credentialing, the claim process, and additional services 
3.  Provide helpful tips to prepare and assist in the transition to the new ICD-10 codes/DSM-5

Running time: 50 minutes

MP3, 34.58 MB

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