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    • barbara griswold, mft licensed marriage and family therapist Sustaining Your Practice in a Recession – Is Insurance Worth the Hassle? With Barbara Griswold, LMFT Friday, October 16, 2009 In an Economic Downturn, How Accepting insurance May Help Sustain Your Practice Beyond the Dollar Sign: Other Reasons I Accept Insurance A Few Important Terms Deductibles Coinsurance/Copayment In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Provider Your Choices as a Provider: Types of Plans, and Why It Matters EAP Plans HMO and EPO plans PPO and POS plans How to Turn First-Time Callers into Clients – Even if You Aren’t On Their Plan Our Biggest Fears about Managed Care: Myth or Reality? I’ll have to accept a reduced fee My therapy will be micromanaged by idiots at the plan I’ll have to do a mountain of paperwork We’ll need a doctor referral or preauthorization My client’s confidentiality is compromised I’ll have to limit my sessions The Most Common Mistake We Make that Leads to Costly Claim Denials How to Sell Yourself to Plans, and What They Are Looking For Tricks to Reaching a Human Being by Phone at the Insurance Plan Is Taking Insurance Right for Your Practice? Barbara Griswold, MFT, is the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist's Complete Guide to Working with Insurance -- And Whether You Should (www.navigatingtheinsurancemaze.com). Visit her website or e-mail her at barbgris@aol.com to purchase her book, subscribe to her free monthly insurance e-newsletter, or to schedule a consultation to get practice building tips or insurance advice. In addition to her practice in San Jose, California, Barbara serves on the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Ethics Committee. 4100 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 116 | San Jose | California | 408.985.0846 | BarbGris@aol.com