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October 2015

Are Your Therapy Services LinkedIn? (Psst...they should be!)

If you are a therapist, LinkedIn is your friend.  LinkedIn is all about business.  It's about getting a job (and really, you are essentially getting a job with every new client), profiling your skills, networking, and spreading the word about what your business offers, all of which are integral to being a successful therapist.  Clients want to learn more about you, and they don't just stop their research after visiting your website.  They use social media to find out more about you and your services!  So, doesn't it make sense to use business-related social media tools that work to enhance your business profile?  If prospective clients don't feel they have learned enough about you before making an appointment, they may move on to the next therapist on their list of referrals.  LinkedIn was originally about connecting employers with employees, but it has evolved.  Here’s how you can employ some of LinkedIn's newer tools, as well as some of its older ones, to  assist you in developing, and maintaining,  a strong online business-to-consumer presence:

Add Showcase Pages to your Company Page.  Showcase Pages allow you to drill down your services into niche categories, and thereby communicate your expertise to clients and potential clients based on their respective areas of interest.  Create multiple Showcase Pages within your Company Page to capture each niche’s target audience.   If, for example, you specialize in PTSD, Eating Disorders, and LGBT, you can create three different Showcase Pages to highlight content for each of those specializations.  Why separate your content?...READ MORE

How do I...?

"Today I noticed, that my social security number is printing on a statement that I sent to a client. I have never noticed that before and HOPE that I haven't been sending that information to all of my clients! How can I change this?"

Argonaut offers Client Statements and Superbills.  The purpose of the Superbill is for the client to be able to obtain reimbursement from their insurance payer.  As such, the insurance payer must have the provider's tax ID number, which is either the EIN or SSN.  If you are working as a solo practitioner under your personal SSN, then this needs to be on all insurance-related documentation.  That being said, you can use an EIN instead, if you have registered for one.  If you do decide to begin using an EIN, you will want to remember to change any insurance payer registration to reflect the new number, otherwise insurance payments will be rejected due to inconsistency in the provider information on file with the payer.    


Read more about using your Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) in this article:
Are Your Exposing Your Social Security Number?

Argonaut News

ICD-10 CompleteICD-10 Transition Complete

The switch to ICD-10 is now complete! Argonaut has integrated the new behavioral health codes into the system, and finding your code is easy with the Lookup tool.  Contact an Argonaut support representative for questions about using the new ICD-10 codes. 

We would, especially, like to thank our Beta testers for helping our developers throughout this transition.  THANK YOU!!  


TIP:  Save this ICD-10 code converter to your bookmarks:  

ICD-10 Tips


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