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Billing and Payment in Private Practice (PD102778)

Presenter(s): Meghan Ryan, MSL, Health Policy and Law; Neela Swanson, BA
Course Description

This session discusses the nuances of cash pay and insurance reimbursement, basics of coding for billing, and how to evaluate an insurance denial. Do you have questions about rate setting for cash pay and the differences in insurance reimbursement? Have you struggled with insurance denials and understanding how to resubmit or appeal? While policies are variable across insurance carriers, this session can help you navigate the common processes involved in billing and payment.

This course is a recorded session from the 2023 online conference "Keys to a Successful SLP Private Practice."

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Make informed decisions on rates and write good faith estimates for patients/clients 
  • Use common billing practices to clearly code bills for insurance billing purposes 
  • Analyze insurance denials and determine next steps

Presenter Information

Meghan Ryan, MSL, Health Policy and Law (she/her/hers) studied speech and hearing sciences, with a minor in linguistics, at George Washington University, and is currently completing a masters of studies in law at Wake Forest University School of Law, with a focus in Health Care Policy and Law. Meghan has served as the Public Policy Associate on ASHA's Health Care and Education Policy team since 2017.

Financial Disclosures:

  • ASHA employee

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None
Neela Swanson is ASHA's Director of Health Care Policy for Coding and Reimbursement, serving as a resource for ASHA members regarding coding and payment policy. She works with ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee, the American Medical Association's CPT Editorial Panel and Relative Value Update Committee, ASHA members, payers, and other stakeholders as an advocate for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding and payment for audiology and speech-language pathology.

Financial Disclosures:

  • ASHA employee

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: May 10–22, 2023, September 6–18, 2023
Start date: February 5, 2024
End date: February 5, 2026

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102778
Available Through: February 05, 2026