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CANCELED-What EVERY Therapist Should Know About Insurance — Even if You Want Nothing to Do With It

  • Friday, April 24, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • online webinar



Barbara Griswold, LMFT

This essential (and entertaining) webinar will teach you what you need to know about working with insurance, even if you never join an insurance plan. Topics will include the pros and cons of joining plans, getting in the door at "full” plans, what out of network providers should know, and 3 ways to keep new clients even when you aren't on their plan. You’ll also learn the costliest mistakes therapists make, the 13 essential questions to ask when checking coverage, tips for avoiding denials, the secret to getting more treatment approved, and how to survive treatment reviews.

Learning Objectives:

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define basic insurance concepts, in order to better educate clients, advocate for their care, and avoid treatment interruption
  2. Summarize therapist choices regarding involvement with health plans, the pros and cons of each, and how to join provider panels
  3. Explain how to handle all aspects of a client's insurance as illustrated via case example
  4. Identify the most common provider mistake that leads to treatment/claim denials

Barbara Griswold, LMFT, is a private practice coach and author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance — And Whether You Should, now out in its seventh edition. In private practice in San Jose, California, her passion is teaching therapists about the business essentials of maintaining a thriving practice. She’s been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition," and written articles for Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines. She is a past member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Ethics Committee, and a former California Board of Behavioral Sciences examiner. She invites you to subscribe to her email newsletter and contact her with your insurance questions at www.theinsurancemaze.com.


We will be using ZOOM to connect you to the webinar.  You will receive an email with the link to the webinar approximately 2-3 days before.  The link will only be active at the time of the webinar. 

Any questions or problems before connecting can be addressed with Donna Dietz | CSCSW Administrator - info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org 

Questions about the webinar?

Monica Blauner | monica@monicablauner.com

This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

Webinar Cost: Member -- $49.95 | Nonmember -- $69.95

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
  • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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