Question: My practice serves many clients with PTSD who require longer sessions- 90 minutes. There appears to be no accommodation in the new CDs for that service.  What do you suggest?

Answer: Greetings Mary,
That’s a good question! You’re not alone in wanting to provide longer sessions, or back-to-back sessions, to clients who could really benefit from more services. In situations like this, you will need to get special authorization from the client’s/patient’s insurance company. I’ve seen this done! And I’ve seen such requests rejected too–it could really go either way. Eileen, one of my senior medical billers and I just recorded a video on this very topic. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuPW2uQb6GY

I hope this helps!

Dr.  is CEO of Thriveworks is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, and Author of “How to Thrive In Counseling Private Practice.” Learn more at https://thriveworks.com/counseling-private-practice-book/

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Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore Ph.D. is Founder and CEO at Thriveworks--a counseling practice, focused on premium client care, with 240+ locations across the USA. He is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and Author of How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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