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CMS 1500 Claim Form Instructions for Therapists

The CMS 1500 claim form can sometimes cause confusion and difficulty for providers trying to understand it. This form is a critical component of the billing process for providers looking to receive reimbursement for their services. Most therapists are probably familiar with how tedious and picky payers can be when it comes to the accuracy […]

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How to Use Place of Service Codes in Behavioral Health

Medical billing codes are a hassle to keep up with and that includes place of service codes. Providers everywhere have to struggle to memorize billing codes that always seem to change, yet are vital to their receiving reimbursements from payers. When it comes time to file a claim, the correct code must be listed in […]

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5 Emotion Regulation Activities for Youth Therapy

Emotional regulation is a skill that everyone needs no matter what they are facing in life. Sometimes the circumstances individuals face, no matter how big or small, lead to an overwhelming emotional toll that not everyone knows exactly how to deal with. The most common moments that people require emotional regulation skills are when they […]

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Behavioral Therapy: REBT Versus CBT

In therapy, there are many different approaches, theories, and techniques that mental health providers use to help their clients navigate circumstances and develop healthy emotional skills. What theories a provider uses may depend on a variety of things like preference, but ultimately boils down to the needs of a particular client. Some lines of thinking […]

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Mental Health Private Practice Sees Insurance Billing Improvement with TheraNest

Established in 2019, Front Porch Counseling is located in Ohio and specializes in a wide range of services from family therapy to substance abuse programs. Now servicing nearly 150 clients, they help individuals across all age groups slow down in today’s fast-past reality. Their mission is to model good, sound, non-judgmental communication and empower their […]

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The 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Starting a Private Practice

Starting your very own private practice is an exciting endeavor that a therapist should feel hopeful and eager to embark on. While this is an exhilarating step toward independence as a provider, there is still a great amount of work that has to be done in order for success to be achieved. While it would […]

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Experiential Therapy Activities to Try in Your Practice

Experiential therapy activities include methods that trained therapists use with clients that struggle to express themselves or properly identify their emotions surrounding their life experiences. The idea behind this therapeutic method is that through re-experiencing or focusing on an emotional experience that is housed in our subconscious, individuals can gain awareness of emotions, attitudes, and […]

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Group Therapy Activities to Break the Ice

Group therapy activities play an important role in the therapeutic process. In group settings, it is vital that each member feel safe and like they can connect to the other members of their group. One of the major purposes and applications of group therapy is to create a sense of community for clients who need […]

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How Humor Can Be Used by Therapists to Improve Outcomes

The idea that humor can be used by therapists to improve outcomes is not that far-fetched in the minds of many professionals. Humor is a gateway for so many individuals that are struggling with their mental health to find relief. Whether it be watching a funny video, hearing a good joke, or laughing with friends, […]

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What is Moral Reconation Therapy and How is it Used?

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a type of behavioral therapy that focuses on decreasing one’s likelihood of re-abusing substances or alcohol. It is primarily used on individuals within the criminal justice system that have a history of substance abuse and focuses on the moral components of their disease along with the consequences that are associated […]

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