Mental Health Billing Ideas
Using Virtual Assistants With Experience with Mental Health Professionals for Can
Be Efficient Private Practices
Virtual assistant billers telecommute using your software or theirs, to provide billing in a more
efficient way, allowing you to better oversee your business than is possible with the reports provided
by local traditional medical billing services. The billers we can refer you to have experience and
interest specifically in working with mental health professionals, including small solo professionals whose number
of claims are too small for more traditional local medical billing services to taylor their services
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Some virtual assistants offer other services that make practice management easier for small
practices, such as telephone answering and appointment scheduling. Electronic billing can be
done with software residing on your computer, on the billing service computer, or on a secure web based
service. It can be one you or your staff have been using or the biller can set you up with a new one. With
most of these options, you can access your practice information 24/7.
What is remote mental health and psychology billing? The
internet and advanced technology allow your biller to telecommute--- using a computer to log into your computer or
a web-based billing site to file insurance claims and doing your billing electronically. The insurance
claims are filed electronically and with some insurance companies your remittance advice (Explanations of
Benefits) can be received electronically also. A remote biller able to telecommute to your own computer
may even be able to enter the payment information without your having to fax or mail the EOBS of the larger
insurers. A remote biller can do the same things for you that a biller could do in your office, saving you
large amounts of time.
Electronic Insurance Claims Filing and Electronic Remittance Advice
Filing mental health insurance claims electronically means faster payment for you. Insurance
companies also generally prefer receiving claims electronically. Some will no longer be taking paper
claims. Now health insurance companies also provide electronic remittance advice. These virtual
assistant mental health billing services are set up to take advantage of this and save you additional time and
headaches for your psychotherapy or psychology billing. Their primary purpose is so that you
spend minimal time on psych billing activities-- not only filing the claims, but in many cases they can record the
payments from insurance companies without the need for you to send us Explanations of Benefits.
Office Therapy® Billing Software for Mental Health Billing
Office Therapy® by Docutrac, is the technology solution I have used for remote psych
billing. Office Therapy is designed specifically for insurance filing for mental health professionals:
for counselor billing, social worker billing, psychology billing and other therapist billing. It's
affordable and has many nice features to help you run a practice. You can also get QuicDoc, by the same
company, to make your clinical and psychiatric documentation process easier.
Web Based Mental Health Billing Software
If you prefer not to invest in any billing software, a virtual assistant can do your
psychology billing using their own software on their computer, or using your subscription
to an affordable web based billing system for mental health professionals that gives you access to
your information at all times through the Internet.