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Equality Connections supports mental health providers in private practice to stay up to date on the latest HIPAA compliance rules and regulations. Our staff at Equality Connections billing department are certified in HIPAA compliance and value the privacy of you and your clients. 

Choose a business partner who is as concerned about privacy as you are! We work diligently to assure the confidentiality of your billing as well as your proprietary business information. We can also provide you with HIPAA compliant forms for your business associate and supply you with HIPAA compliant policy templates for your office. 

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Now is an excellent time to begin your own practice. 

Due to the legislation changes that occurred in March 2014, Master's level LCSWs and LPCs can now bill Wyoming Medicaid without a physician or psychologist supervisor. Current therapists under Equality Connections please watch for your new contracts that will remove the need for supervision. New contracts will be arriving before July 1, 2014.

All Medicaid providers will need to resubmit their enrollment due to the new legislation by December 2015. Please call Equality Connections to update your Medicaid application today. 

We now are offering private insurance billing to partnered private practices. Begin billing private insurance companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Winhealth with the support of Equality Connections. 

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The ICD-10 is a coding system used to bill medical and mental health services. The industry is gearing up for a change in the coding system moving from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2015. Equality Connections will keep you informed of the changes needed in your practice so that records remain accurate and there will not be a disruption in billing frequency. 


We’ll take care of the details so you can practice the healing work of counseling.

Medical Billing Schedule

Medical Billing Schedule 

Equality Connections successfully collects 98% of all claims submitted to Medicaid! Partnering with Equality Connections assures timely payment from insurance companies so you can focus on direct client care. Therapists with Equality Connections receive a check on the 15th and the last business day of the month for the preceding month's billing. 

Medicaid and private insurance company billing is submitted weekly to various insurance panels. Equality Connections offers support in tracking claims, understanding and correcting denials and balance billing. 

Equality Connections can assist you in becoming a provider with Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Winhealth, Cigna and other insurance carriers. 

Forms 

Documentation can be a hassle! Let Equality Connections do the bulk of the work for you. Equality Connections maintains and creates forms that are in compliance with the combined requirements of HIPAA, Wyoming Medicaid and private insurance panels so you just need to fill them out. 

Equality Connections offers the following form templates that meet billing and best practice standards. 

  • Patient Intake Form
  • Insurance Authorization 
  • HIPAA compliance and privacy notice
  • Treatment Plan
  • Progress Note 
  • Superbill
  • Discharge Summary
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Release of Records
  • Billing Handbook
  • Tracking of Records Released
  • Consent to Treat and Disclosure Statement 

Business Plan 

Equality Connections wants to support you in strengthening your business. We offer consultation on guidance for the entrepreneur in business plan development, practice growth, client recruitment and retention as well as best practice. You are not alone with Equality Connections as your business partner. 

Business planning is often an evolving component to a practice. Let Equality Connections work with you every step of the way to assure that you plan is directed towards your goals. As factors change in a community or a practice, your success will be connected to your ability to adapt to changes quickly and effectively as needed. We will be there to support alterations in your practice as you desire.  

Audit Support 

Audits can cause anxiety for anyone--especially when it involves your business. Equality Connections is here to support and guide you through the process of a mental health audit from Medicaid or a private insurance company. 

Equality Connections provides audit support with the following services.

  • Audit letter clarification
  • Review of paperwork
  • Review of required documents
  • Professional consultation and supervision
  • Support in calling the insurance company to gather additional information if needed