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How to set up seperate sessions for divorced parents of a ct

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  • Andrea Carpenter

    I usually just bill this as family therapy without the client present since the treatment is still focused on the child's treatment and not the parents individual mental health needs.  Hope that helps. Thanks

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  • Megan Hankins-Maldonado

    Thank you Andrea for responding!!! So you bill under the client's name (ct's name shows up on the calendar) as family therapy without ct present? The parent wants to turn in for reimbursment to the insurance so has any of your clients had issues with that? Thank you so much for your help!

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  • Andrea Carpenter

    Yes, if it's a minor and assuming in whatever state you are in you have the appropriate consent to talk to the parents, then you would have the session under the child's name and bill as family therapy without the client.  I would do this assuming you are meeting with the parents to focus on parenting/needs on how to support the client's treatment goals so that it still is focused on the child's treatment.  I typically submit all my sessions to insurance since I'm INN and I haven't had any issues.  For the parents to submit it themselves, they would just need to make sure the family therapy codes are covered through their insurance.  I haven't heard of an issue but each plan is different so it's always good to check.  

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  • Megan Hankins-Maldonado

    Ok got it! Thank you so much! I'm in California so I will have the parents check on the family therapy codes. I really appreciate your help!!

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