As an ABA treatment provider, you may want to consider negotiating a single case agreement (SCA) to provide services to a patient. These agreements exist between insurance companies and off-grid providers (OONOs) for which OON is recognized as an in-network provider (D.D.D. While it is usually the patient who asks his insurer for the SCA, on the basis that there are no other INN providers for ABA therapy in their field, your agency still has to agree on the terms and rates for the services provided. Since insurers are not legally required to provide an CAS, it is essential for you to present them with the benefits of providing you with this opportunity. Keep in mind, however, that if you provide the reasons for the need for an SCA, it remains honest and justified. To beautify is to cheat. The application for an SCA is usually in two categories: the new client or the current patient. If you are trying to get an ACS for a new patient, you should consider considering the need of the patient (family) for your specialty and the benefit of your closeness to them. If you help a current patient apply for an CAS from a new insurer, you justify the need for the agreement by insisting on continuity of care.
Also keep in mind that you must have defined your patient`s financial responsibility to your agency until an CAS is issued. You may decide not to provide services until the CAS has been authorized or you can agree on a financial agreement for meetings that are not covered by the agreement (just because an CAS is in good standing does not mean that it will be backdated). Always ask for an SCA for the OON plans you work for to get permission. Consider the following strategies to help you get a single case agreement: Negotiations we negotiate at Panacea for maximum refunds. We start with 85-90% of billing costs by communicating effectively about the patient`s condition and needs. Negotiations are successful if you persist and clinical documentation supports the level of care. To persevere, you must respond to any counter-offer and use underpayments. The insurance company will try to create barriers by extending the approval process. You know you don`t have much time to negotiate. Also with our huge customer database with additional details on past averages to add to our arsenal. Sometimes an insurance company may have a “payment policy with the highest in network rate,” in which case you will not be able to negotiate the rate.
You still have the option to refuse the SCA if the sentence and conditions are not acceptable to you. Typically, the patient asks for an CAS from his new insurance provider. This means that it is useful to have a discussion about whether it would be beneficial to continue the relationship under an CAS in the event of a change in insurance coverage. The patient usually contacts a representative of the behavioral health of his insurance. Some insurers require that the agreement on a case-by-case basis be in the rendering provider, which must be submitted on the 1500 application form. The single case agreement, sometimes called SCA, is essentially a contract between an insurance company and an off-grid provider to ensure that a customer is not required to switch suppliers. It is especially important for clients who need long-term long-term treatment or treatment. Once an agreement has been reached, the new conditions set out in the CSA will apply. Since an CAS is rarely dated, it is important for the patient to understand his or her financial responsibility in all the intermediate windows between coverage or where the CAS is not granted.