Part of my job, as Director of Professional Affairs for our association, is to communicate with as many of you as possible about everyday practice challenges you face, particularly those involving interacting with insurance companies. I am always looking for better or more innovative ways of tackling the problems we face in this area.
During my time providing help and support around insurance issues, I have noted that I often end up working directly with many practice office managers. Recently, one of our insurance committee leaders, Dr. Leslie McClure, suggested that OPA find a way to help office managers interact directly with each other, or with me. From this concept, a new FREE member benefit was born: OPA should have a separate listserv specifically for office managers. With the help of OPA Director of Membership Carolyn Green, we now have that listserv available.
Our vision for this listserv is that it will be a tool for those who do regular insurance billing, whether they are small practice psychologist, office manager, or office billing specialist. The topics of discussion will be questions or suggestions pertaining to billing practices, CPT codes, diagnostic codes, pre-authorizations, etc. I and other insurance committee members will monitor the listserv closely to serve as a resource for users.
Each OPA member may designate ONE individual or email address to be part of the group. If you feel you or your office personnel would benefit from joining this list, I encourage you to sign-up using our online form.
Should you have any questions about this new listserv, please contact OPA at 614-224-0034 ext. 11, or email me.