The Moore Center - Working with Insurance and Managed Care Companies: Tips for Behavioral Health Clinicians

  • Event
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012
“Working with Insurance and Managed Care Companies: Tips for Behavioral Health Clinicians”
Presented by Robert H. Small, MD
Behavioral Health Medical Director for Premera Blue Cross,

LifeWise and CHAMPUS/TRICARE (Northwest)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 • 4:30 – 8:00 pm
Hosted by The Moore Center
1601 114th Avenue SE, Suite 180 • Bellevue, WA 98004

Event Schedule:
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Networking & Facility Tours of The Moore Center (Heavy hors d’ oeuvres and beverages served)
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Presentation (2 CE credits)

This presentation will highlight important points for behavioral health clinicians to be aware of in order to work effectively with and maximize reimbursement from health insurance and managed care companies. Presenter Robert H. Small, MD, is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with 18 years of experience working with and consulting for several health insurance and behavioral health managed care organizations. Dr. Small is currently the Behavioral Health Medical Director for health plans administered by Premera Blue Cross and LifeWise Health Plans, covering over 1.6 million members. He also is the Behavioral Health Medical Director for the CHAMPUS/TRICARE program for Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho and Alaska and a member of the Medical Quality Assurance Commission, State of Washington, Pro-Tem (ad hoc).

The discussion will focus primarily on outpatient treatment, although many of the strategies will be applicable to all levels of care. Topics will include: Areas of focus for clinicians during medical necessity reviews Strategies for securing payment for a variety of different treatments and services Billing best practices Important issues for out-of-network providers

Continuing Education (2 credit hours) will be available through Eating Recovery Center for: All Masters-level professionals through the National Board of Certified Counselors; Registered Dietitians through the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Nurses through the Colorado Nurses Association; Social Workers through the National Association of Social Workers; and Psychologists through the American Psychological Association.

For questions, or to RSVP by Friday, October 26, contact Katie Klute, Senior Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator, at or 509-430-9988.

About The Moore Center: The Moore Center is the longest-established eating disorder treatment facility in Washington state and has been dedicated to treating patients with eating disorders for more than two decades. Founded in 1991, The Moore Center has treated over 5,000 patients since its inception. Located in Bellevue, a multidisciplinary team of professionals delivers cutting-edge medical, psychiatric, psychological and nutritional interventions through a continuum of care that includes partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient services. The Moore Center has partnered with Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. For more information, visit
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