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This free CME webinar series is designed to prepare physicians and their billing staff for the basics of modern healthcare payment models and methods of incorporating these models into addiction treatment practice. Presented by a healthcare reimbursement expert, viewers will learn the language used by health payers to improve understanding of billing and coding techniques. Some tips about determining patient coverage for services, handling prior authorization requests, and submitting claims to payers will be included.


The first in the series created to examine some of the basic and advanced issues that many may face when working with insurance companies and other health payers. The second webinar will be held on March 7th, and the third session will be a panel discussion held at the Annual Conference with ASAM members employed by health insurers.

All 3 parts will be recorded and made available on the eLearning Center after the webinars.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize health care reimbursement models and common terms used by most health care payers
  • Explain how health care payers make coverage decisions and discuss how that relates to their practice
  • Explain recent or upcoming policy changes and identify implications or areas for provider involvement
  • Assess the importance of utilization management requests, appeals, and compliance protections to make informed decisions in their practice
  • Synthesize information to assist patients and staff with coverage questions and appeals
  • Evaluate billing best practices to appropriately bill for tasks performed in basic or advanced situations
  • Create a set of resources/list of best practices that can be used to support the participant's practice
  • Analyze information about payers/reimbursement models to develop a plan for personal engagement with payer to positively impact their practice.

Navigating Payment Pathways Part 1

  • Navigating Payment Pathways Part 1

    Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered

    This free CME webinar series is designed to prepare physicians and their billing staff for the basics of modern healthcare payment models and methods of incorporating these models into addiction treatment practice. Presented by a healthcare reimbursement expert, viewers will learn the language used by health payers to improve understanding of billing and coding techniques. Some tips about determining patient coverage for services, handling prior authorization requests, and submitting claims to payers will be included. The first in the series created to examine some of the basic and advanced issues that many may face when working with insurance companies and other health payers. The second webinar will be held on March 7th, and the third session will be a panel discussion held at the Annual Conference with ASAM members employed by health insurers.

Navigating Payment Pathways Part 2

  • Navigating Payment Pathways Part 2

    Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered

    This free CME webinar series is designed to prepare physicians and their billing staff for the basics of modern healthcare payment models and methods of incorporating these models into addiction treatment practice. Presented by a healthcare reimbursement expert, viewers will learn the language used by health payers to improve understanding of billing and coding techniques. Some tips about determining patient coverage for services, handling prior authorization requests, and submitting claims to payers will be included. The first in the series created to examine some of the basic and advanced issues that many may face when working with insurance companies and other health payers. The second webinar will be held on March 7th, and the third session will be a panel discussion held at the Annual Conference with ASAM members employed by health insurers.

Target Audience

  • Addiction medicine specialists
  • Medical office billing staff
  • Opioid treatment program providers
  • DATA-waived providers

Part 3 - Live Course - April 7th (The ASAM 48th Annual Conference)

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.