Monthly Archives: January 2013

When Practice Ceases-Temporarily or Permanently State Education Department sends out practice alerts on various topics; this is their latest.  Subjects covered include what to do with records, confidentiality, patient abandonment, and selling a practice. http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/psych/psychcease.htm Advertisements

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UBH update

The bottom line, from UBH, is that “there is no change in current authorization protocols” That is for commercial and Empire Plan. The very confusing letter from UnitedHealthCare is still confusing. The end result is business as usual. And for … Continue reading

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United Health Care letter – preauthorization confusion

A letter from United Health Care received yesterday indicated the need for preauthorization for behavioral health services.¬† I am researching this issue which is causing considerable confusion.¬† UBH does not know anything about this letter or its implications, but they … Continue reading

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The Year of Change

So 2013 starts with new CPT codes and quickly moves into PQRS medicare reporting. What a start. But what is next? By mid year we will have a new and troubling DSM 5 to learn and struggle with. We will … Continue reading

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