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Billing Information

CPT Codes

Additional Changes to the ICD-10 Effective October 1, 2016

ICD-10 Diagnostic Codes
To be used starting October 1, 2015 on insurance claim forms. (Click on "Code Tables and Index".)

Making the Transition to ICD-10
By Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW, CAMFT Staff Attorney

National Provider Identifier standard (NPI)

Applying For Your National Provider Identifier Number (NPI)
By Anastasia Johnson, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney

Place of Service Codes


How to Bill Insurance in an Outpatient Office Setting
by Anastasia Johnson, JD, Staff Attorney and
Karen Ziccardi, LMFT - Member of CAMFT's Insurance and Healthcare Reform Committee

Insurance Updates

   Insurance Commissioner Urges U.S. Justice Department to Block Anthem/Cigna Merger
           June,  2016

   Insurance Commissioner Response to CAMFT Letter Regarding Merger
           September 3, 2015

   Anthem Blue Merger Letter
           August 28, 2015

 Anthem Cigna Merger (2/2/2017) 
 Insurance Update November 2016 (11/1/2016) 
   Insurance Update November 2016
 Help is Available for Providers (7/27/2016) 
   This article will give providers the information they need to assist consumers as well as themselves with pursuing complaints against health plans.
 Summary of DMHC Consumer Provider (2/5/2016) 
   Sara Kashing, Summary of Department of Managed Health Ccare's (DMHC) Consumer Provider Plan Agency Meeting (CPPA)
 Potential Anthem and Cigna Merger (10/14/2015) 
   CAMFT Writes Letter to Insurance Commissioner Voicing Concerns About the Potential Anthem and Cigna Merger
 Letters from Anthems Reimbursement (9/24/2015) 
   Letters from Anthem's Reimbursement Policy Management Team
 Access to Mental Health Services Remain Weak (8/14/2015) 
   Access to Mental Health Services Remain Weak despite Federal and State Parity Laws
 Insurance Update (3/2/2015) 
   Insurance Update, March/April 2015 by Sara Jasper, JD, Staff Attorney
 Actions Against Health Plans (1/2/2015) 
   Insurance Update Actions Against Health Plans by Andrew Wellisch, JD, Staff Attorney
 Insurance Update September 2014 (9/1/2014) 
   Insurance Update September 2014 - Sara Kashing, JD, Staff Attorney
 When Insurance Plans Ask For Their Money Back (3/1/2014) 
   When Insurance Plans Ask For Their Money Back by Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW, Staff Attorney