Welcome to CEU By Net's Course Overview Page! On This Site You Can Earn Fast Online Substance Abuse AOD and Mental Health CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, LMFTs, and Numerous Other Licenses in Most States - Approved by NBCC, EACC, TCBAP-TAAP (IC&RC) and Multiple Social Worker Boards
We Offer Non-Traditional Continuing Education Courses, To Keep Things Interesting.
And Our Prices Are Also Rather Non-Traditional. How So? You Can Buy Our Popular Annual Subscription for Only $59.95.
With an Annual Subscription, You Can Take Unlimited Continuing Education Courses On This Website for An Entire Year, for Only $59.95.
Note: On this site, 1 CEU = 1 CE Credit Hour = 1 Clock Hour of CE Credit = 1 PDH
We Offer Online Mental Health CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers in Three Formats - Adobe Flash Slide Shows, PDF Slide Shows, and Free-to-Read-and-Print PDF Text Documents, Publications, and Training Manuals. Want to Try a Couple of Free Courses for 2 Free CEUs? Go Here.
Or Click Any of the Links Below That Interest You. Or Just Click the COURSES Tab on Our Site's Menu Bar Near the Top of This Page, to See the Drop-Down List of Course Topics
Looking for CBT courses that are approved by NBCC and multiple other State Boards? We have 9 Credit Hours in CBT courses which focus upon CBT intervention techniques for anger management, domestic violence, and 'below the radar' drinking which occurs in intimate relationships and families.
Our Site Looks a Bit Different Than Most, Perhaps - and Our Course Topics and Presentation Style Are a Bit Different, Too. You'll Find Non-Traditional Continuing Education Topics On This Site - Such as 'Prevention of Suicide in LGBT Adolescents', and 'How to Respond to Mass Violence' Such as School Shootings and Terrorism. That's Because We Want to Keep Things Interesting and Relevant.
We Now Offer Three Important Features That You Have Come to Expect in Online Continuing Education - 1. FREE CEUs - Two FREE Courses, and 2. UNLIMITED CEUs (for $59.95 for an Entire Year), and 3. 36+ Hours of 'Free to VIEW' Courses and Quizzes That You Can Save and Print for FREE - and Pay a Fee Only If You Decide to Take the Quiz to Earn a Certificate.
Take a look at our FREE-to-read-and-print, sponsored Journal Publications and Training Manuals ('Pay Only For Quiz'). These online, easy to comprehend documents are in a PDF format, and address important clinical topics such as suicide prevention in LGBT youth; a complete counselor's guide to psychoactive treatment medications; a CBT approach to couples and family therapy for sub-clinical drinking problems which result in family discord, violence, and divorce; CBT for group treatment of anger management issues which is one of our two courses on domestic violence; counseling interventions with those who have HIV-AIDS (including adolescents and families), skills-based approach to cognitive and behavioral issues in the elderly, how to survive Managed Care under Health Care Reform, and so forth.
Take a quick look at an online quiz. This quiz is from our FREE-TO-READ sponsored course on Prevention of Suicide in LGBT Adolescents and Young Adults. Our approach to quiz development makes reading through online publications much easier!
Get instant AOD and Mental Health CEU certificates, online here on this website. We provide superior Customer Support 7 days per week, including holidays.
Who can take our courses? CEU By Net is NBCC, EACC, TCBAP-TAAP, and Multi-State Board Certified. Most Social Worker Boards also recognize our courses as acceptable for continuing education credit because of our multiple ASWB-NASW Member State Social Worker Licensing Board certifications.
We offer unique and inexpensive AOD and Mental Health CE Courses and CEUs which are accepted in most states for LPC LCSW LISW LSW CMSW CSW PCMSW APSW LMSW LICSW LAMSW LGSW LMFT MFT LMHC LMHP LPCMH LPCP LCPC LCDC LSAT CSAC LCDP LADC LADAC LCDC LPAT - and many more.
What Kind of Courses Do We Offer? Earn Fast and Inexpensive Ethics CEUs, Aging CEUs, Diagnosis CEUs, CBT CEUs, AOD CEUs, HIV/AIDS CEUs, Treatment CEUs, Child and Adolescent CEUs, and Lots More. Take a Look at Our Most Popular Courses.
The Technical Stuff
Our Online CE Quizzes Are Fast, Easy and Dependable. And our CEU Certificates are online and instantly downloadable - Save It, Print It, Email It! And Re-Download It whenever you want - no need to track us down if you lose your certificate. And if you NEED HELP with something, we are just an email away - seven days a week, holidays included.
We have Mental Health and Chemical Dependency courses in multiple online formats, approved by NBCC and multiple State Boards for Social Workers and LMFTs. Some courses are 'PDF' documents which you can view and download with Adobe Reader. Other courses are easy-to-read Adobe Flash slide shows which you can view at your own speed. And our 'Quiz Only' Free-to-View courses are accessed through an internet link to a public domain publication which you can save as a PDF document for viewing offline if you choose, free of charge.
Are you looking for FREE Courses, Unlimited CEUs, and FREE-to-View Courses? We now offer all three. Unlimited CEUs for $59.95 for an entire year, here at CEU By Net. And we also have 'FREE to View' Courses.
Who Takes Our Courses?
On This Site You Can Find Inexpensive and Practical AOD and Mental Health CE Courses for Substance Abuse and Mental Health COUNSELORS and SOCIAL WORKERS, in Multiple Clinical Areas.
CEU By Net is State Board and NBCC approved to provide online CE courses and CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors, and MFTs.
Our CE Credit Hours are approved by NBCC and by Multiple State Boards for Social Workers, Counselors, and MFTs ... and thus are accepted in 'Most States' for 'Most Licenses'
Examples of some licenses for which we offer substance abuse and mental health continuing education CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors: LPC, LCSW, LISW, LSW, CMSW, CSW, PCMSW, APSW, LMSW, LICSW, LAMSW, LGSW, LMFT, MFT, LMHC, LMHP, LGPC, LPCMH, LPCP, LCPC to name a few.
Important Features of Our Site:
We offer two FREE Courses . . . and Unlimited CEUs for $59.95 for an entire year . . . and 36+ hours of 'Free to View' courses for which you pay only for the quiz. These courses and their quizzes are FREE to view, download, and print (both the course materials and the quiz) whether you decide to pay the fee and take the quiz for your CE certificate, or not!
*** Our most popular purchase option is our Annual Subscription which offers Unlimited CEUs - one full year of CE Courses for only $59.95.
Our customers also like our two FREE CEU COURSES - each of which awards 1 FREE credit hour CEU for Mental Health and Substance Abuse professionals. These 2 free CE courses are an introduction to our two course formats - a slide show format, and a 'Quiz Only' format - and also serve as an intro to the mechanics of our easy online CE quizzes and our instant CEU certificates.
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What Formats Do We Offer?
Take a look at our FREE-to-read-and-print, sponsored Journal Publications ('Pay Only For Quiz'). These online, easy to comprehend documents are in a PDF format, and address important clinical topics such as prevention of suicide in LGBT youth, cognitive approaches to Anger Management, Domestic Violence, and Problem Drinking in Couples Therapy.
We also have several popular in-house SLIDE SHOW courses - some of which are offered in PDF (Aging 4G and Ethics 3D and 4D, and Free Course 1B). The Managed Care courses are offering in Adobe Flash. In both formats, users control how fast they move through slides, skip around, move back, replay, etc. To watch an Aging Course slide show DEMO or an Ethics Course slide show DEMO CLICK HERE.
We also offer a very popular FREE TO READ in-house PDF-formatted child and adolescent assessment course with free downloadable assessment forms - Course 3C - Child and Adolescent Assessment Course. This course is quite relevant from a 'Risk Management' perspective - teaching us how to avoid the perils of too-rapid, unstructured assessment 'on the fly'. Want to learn more about how to avoid critical ASSESSMENT ERRORS? Take a look at this course. You can read and download the entire course before you decide to enroll and take the quiz.
What About Our Certificates? We award instant online certificates (which you can print, download, email, and save, and re-access at any time). Our CEU Certificates have all of the information needed for proper credit, including the GOALS of the course you took.
More, About Who Takes Our Courses
♦ What About Social Workers?
CEU By Net's CEUs are accepted by EACC and many STATE SOCIAL WORKER BOARDS, on an automatic approval or 'acceptable source' basis. Why is that? Social Worker Board Rules oftentimes specify that 'Acceptable CE Sources' include CE providers with 'any State Board or national organization approval'. That includes CEU By Net.
We are a certified CE Provider for multiple State social work licensing boards. We are a certified CE Provider for the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, and for the State Social Work Licensing Boards in California, Alabama, and Florida - all of whom are board members of ASWB.
We are also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and EACC, which many State Social Work Boards deem sufficient for automatic acceptance of our CE courses and CEUs. CLICK HERE to view a list of Social Worker Boards which accept our CE and CEUs.
Some State Boards also give the Social Worker discretion in choosing CE Courses, based upon relevance to licensure.
Social Workers earning CEU credits from our site include LCSWs, LSWs, LISWs, CMSWs, CSWs, PCMSWs, APSWs, LMSWs, LICSWs, LGSWs, LAMSWs, LSWAs, LBSWs, SWAs, SWTs, and more.
Here are links to State Social Worker Boards, for which we are certified CE Providers:
♦ What About AOD and Mental Health CEUs for Counselors and MFTs?
Our national NBCC certification as an 'Online Continuing Education Provider' of CE and CEUs is accepted by almost every state for Counselors and MFTs and many Chemical Dependency Counselors. Many states also recognize our multiple State Board approvals (Texas, Florida, California, and Alabama) and our Certification by the Texas Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (TCBA-TAAP - an IC&RC Member Board). Licenses taking our courses for credit include, for example, LPCs, LCPCs, LPCPs, LMHPs, LMCPCs, LMHCs, AADC, CCS, LSATs, LCDCs, CSACs, LPATs, etc. For a more complete list of licenses, go here.
Watch the Geriatric Aging Course Demo. And the Ethics Course Demo. Just click the links to see a sample of our non-traditional course materials. NOTE: Both of these courses are NOW offered in a PDF slide show format so that everyone can view them - including those with iPads and other mobile devices.
These courses are also offered in Adobe Flash, for those who prefer it. Most modern computers have the Adobe Flash Player already installed. Or, you can download the Adobe Flash Player program if you so desire. It's easy to download, and it's FREE. Click HERE and we will give you a link to download it.
A More Complete List of Counselor Licenses
Our NBCC approved courses are approved or accepted by most State Boards for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, and by many Social Work Boards. Counselors and MFTs earning CEUs on our site hold a broad range of Counselor Licenses, including LPC, LMFT, MFT, AMFT, PLPC, PC, APC, LPCC, LPCA, CPC, LPCP, LCPC, LPCMH, LMHC, LCMHC, LMHP, PCMHC, LIMHP, PC, APC, LMHC, MHSP, LGPC, MFCC, LMFC, MFTI, MFCI, RIC, RP, LSAT, CSAC, LCDC, LCDP, LADC, LADAC, LCDC, LPAT, and other Addiction Counselors, Pastoral Counselors, and Rehabilitation Counselors with various license designations. Other behavioral health practitioners also obtain CEU credits from our site, such as LMFT, MFT and the various Marriage and Family Therapists, and Florida School Psychologists. Click your state on the interactive map.
Many State Social Worker Boards Accept Our CE Credits!
Because we are an online continuing education provider approved by NBCC and certified by multiple State Social Worker Boards (Texas State Board, California BBS, Alabama State Board, and Florida State Board - all of which are ASWB Board members), most state boards recognizes our courses as an acceptable source for Social Worker Continuing Education Credit.
In addition to our State Social Worker Board approvals in Texas, California, Alabama, and Florida, our courses also meet the published criteria for Social Workers in at least the following states:
Missouri, New Mexico, Delaware, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Arizona, New Jersey , Connecticut, Wyoming, Montana, Ohio, Kansas, Idaho, Alaska, Iowa, West Virginia, Virginia, Maine, Washington, Georgia, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Indiana, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia (DC), Oregon, Tennessee, Maryland, Utah and others (including those states in which Social Workers have discretion in applicability of the course).
Want details for YOUR STATE? Just go to our interactive map and CLICK YOUR STATE! And please check with your State
Board if you don't see your license mentioned for your state. If you are using an iPad or other mobile device and can't view our interactive map, just EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org .... and we will give you the information on our approval status in your state.
Looking for Free CEUs?
SIGN UP for a FREE AOD and mental health continuing education course - or TWO FREE courses, if you want to experience both of the formats that we currently offer. We have two FREE Courses - Course 1B and Course 1D! Each awards 1 CEU credit hour. We are NBCC and multi-state approved!
Course 1B is a slideshow course offered in both Adobe Flash and in a PDF format so that those with mobile devices can view it. This course addresses the key clinical issues facing providers under the managed care health care reform initiative - a non-traditional course that you won't find anywhere else.
Course 1D - 'Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment' - is one of our 'Quiz Only' Courses - you can print and save the document and the quiz for free, whether you pay the fee to take the quiz and get your certificate, or not!
Click here to go to the catalog to sign up for FREE Course 1B. 'Intro to Behavioral Health Programs Within a Managed Care Environment – It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Chevy' (1 Credit Hour - A FREE Continuing Education Course with an Instant Certificate!)
This free CE course is a very basic intro to the changes brought by Managed Care to the mental health and AOD fields. So what's really changed here, in the delivery of mental health and AOD services? A lot! It's a whole new way to deliver treatment which requires a new way of thinking and documenting. Read more about this course in the catalog. This is a FREE COURSE!
Summary of Free Course 1D: This mini-course is appropriate for Mental Health, AOD, and Dual Diagnosis treatment providers. The publication SUMMARIZES the current National Guideline for providing Intensive Outpatient Programs to persons with SA-CD-AOD and Dual Diagnosis issues. The Guideline was created by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Click here to sign up for Free Course 1D.
Aging and Geriatric Issues and Treatment Interventions.
We have courses which pertain to treatment interventions with the geriatric population: Our new Ethics Course 2D, 'Advance Directives: Assisting with Plans for End of Life Care', and our popular Aging Course 4G which focuses upon cognitive decline and behavioral issues with the geriatric population. You can go directly to the Aging Catalog for these two courses by clicking the name of the course above - and you can also read about Aging Course 4G below.
Aging Geriatric Course 4G.
How Do You Address Cognitive Impairment Issues in the Geriatric Population? Serious Behavioral Issues? And Is It Always Alzheimer's?
Need Aging or Geriatric CEUs? We address these issues in our Geriatric-Aging Course, awarding 4 CEUs. Read on below, for details. [You can view a DEMO of this course by clicking here. Or jump to this course in the catalog here.]
This course presents a STRUCTURED SKILLS-BASED TREATMENT approach to working with cognitive impairment and behavioral difficulties of the elderly. The course also helps you to ASSESS and PRIORITIZE the cognitive impairment and behavioral issues at hand.
Is it always Alzheimer's when we see a cognitively impaired and behaviorally confused elderly client appear at our door? No. And thus there are treatment interventions that can help. The interventions in this course are particularly helpful with cognitive confusion or acute cognitive impairment associated with sudden or traumatic changes or events – things like a stroke, major shift in living arrangement (e.g., a move to a nursing home, the loss of one’s personal home and possessions), death of a spouse, loss of independence (perhaps due to a stroke or surgery, or physical illness), or other external factors.
We present a creative and effective approach to working with cognitive and behavioral difficulties of the elderly which are encountered in private practices, mental health clinics, nursing homes, and adult day care centers.
"Improving Behavior and Cognitive Functioning In the Elderly Patient, Through A Structured Skills-Based Treatment Approach."
(4 CEUs) Aging 4G is a 4 hour independent study course that is unique, fast paced, and entertaining in a slide show format. Appropriate for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, and others who work with aging individuals in a variety of settings.
GOALS OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDE THESE:
1. Overview of Cognitive and Behavioral (Functional) Deficits of the non-Alzheimer's Geriatric Population. How is the cognitive and behavioral dysfunction of the AGING population different than we see with other people with such issues?
2. Specific Techniques for Reconnecting and Reinforcing Cognitive Processes in AGING INDIVIDUALS.
3. Behavioral Management Techniques Tailored To The Aging or Geriatric Patient.
4. Designing and Implementing Individualized Treatment Plans for Cognitively and Behaviorally Impaired Aging Mental Health Consumers. 5.Effective Documentation of Such Treatment.
Some Highlights of Popular Courses in Our Catalog.
At the top of the popularity list: 'Quiz Only' courses including CBT Approach to Anger Management and Prevention of Suicide in LGBT Adolescents; and Adobe Flash slideshow courses including Aging Geriatric Treatment Course 4G, and our 3 easy-to-view Ethics Courses for Mental Health and Chemical Dependency providers. We have divided the 'popularity list' into 'non-traditional or unique' and those that are more 'traditional'. See below.
Click Here to Go Back to the Catalog for Course 3C - Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad!
SUMMARY: This course focuses upon a structured, 1-2-3 approach to Mental Health and Substance Abuse (AOD) Assessment of minor clients - emphasizing and demonstrating the features of assessment which facilitate CORRECT DIAGNOSIS(ES) and APPROPRIATE TREATMENT PLANNING. It comes with a FREE DOWNLOADABLE ASSESSMENT FORMAT!
Includes critical assessment ERRORS to avoid which can result in legal complications and professional liability issue.
Also includes a structured approach to RISK ASSESSMENT of a child or adolescent - including the short, easy-to-use FREE downloadable Risk Assessment Form.
Protect yourself from legal vulnerability and critical incidents when working with clients who present a potential for harm to self or others.
And, for you TEXAS professionals, the course and the assessment content FULLY SUPPORT YOUR TEXAS' TDSHS UA requests for children and adolescents. Be documented beyond question in that child's chart! Get FREE Downloadable Forms which you can tailor to your own needs if you have software to modify pdf documents.
Popular 'unique or non-traditional' courses earning AOD and Mental Health CEUs certificates include these:
- the ethics of documentation of treatment in client records, within a managed care or health care reform environment
- treatment of early onset cognitive confusion and decline with severe behavioral abnormalities in the elderly
- suicide prevention in LGBT youth - a very popular 'Quiz Only' course
- a popular 'Quiz Only' course on treatment of Personality Disorders in HIV/AIDS patients;
and other HIV-AIDS courses too (6 credit hours).
- biopsychosocial assessment of children and adolescents. This is a very popular mental health assessment and diagnosis course offering 3 credits, which moves you 'Beyond The Yellow Legal Pad'. And it's a pdf document with printable forms for you to download and modify for use in your own work, if you wish.
- Popular clinical documentation courses for those who are meeting clinical documentation requirements (hard-to-find).
- courses on 'surviving those new-fangled Managed Care contracts' - now relevant again, with the Federal Health Care Reform initiative. Note: FREE Course 1B on Managed Care gives you a flavor for our practical approach to Managed Care. . . . and take a look at our specialized Chemical Dependency Course that will take you through the 'Big Transition' in the Substance Abuse Treatment culture under managed care.
Popular courses which are a bit more 'traditional' - earning AOD and Mental Health CEUs certificates - include these:
How To Survive Managed Care! Whether Your Contract is Managed By the State, An MCO (HMO, BHO), a Commercial Insurance Plan or Another Entity, This Course Is Relevant These Courses Are for Private Practitioners As Well As Those Working in the Public Sector Programs (e.g., Medicaid) For an OVERVIEW of the Managed Care courses on this page, CLICK HERE. To go to our FREE COURSE 1B on Managed Care Clinical Issues, CLICK HERE.
For the complete list of Managed Care Courses, you can jump to the Managed Care Catalog.
Our MANAGED CARE courses focus upon the oftentimes 'nerve-wracking' scenarios brought about by the 'Managed Health Care' scene - AND NOW the Health Care Reform Laws! These courses are designed to give you 'Quick and Easy Recipes for Managed Care Success' . . . or 1-2-3 directions on 'How To Survive It'.
- Health care delivered under a Care Management system requires a significant shift in treatment approach - with new approaches to programming and to documentation of the treatment you do.
- And you have to play 'Mother May I?' with the managed care company. Here's how, in these Managed Care Courses.
- How to AVOID those 'duh!' PROVIDER ERRORS which can COST you big bucks in claims collection.
- How to COLLECT YOUR MONEY when the MCO or other insurance manager has erroneously DENIED YOUR CLAIM.
- What to be aware of, when working out CONTRACT details with a managed care company - as in 'the potholes' and the 'good stuff. When to say NO, when to say YES, and when to say 'How about if I do THIS?'
- The professional, organizational, and CLINICAL CHANGES required of treatment providers under a managed care contract. The clinical issues and implications of RISK BASED CONTRACTING - and what IS the 'risk' that they keep talking about? And is the PROVIDER AT RISK, too - or is it just the Managed Care Company?
Are there different kinds of Managed Care contracts? Yes indeed. There's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - for the Managed Care companies AND for the providers!
The Insurance Company's or Contract Manager's Treatment Authorization Process and YOUR Documentation in Client Records .... a.k.a. 'What Can Go WRONG in That Chart?' - 2 Credit Hours
SUMMARY: This course is a nice 'companion piece' to Ethics Courses 3D and 4D - which focus upon the ETHICS of documentation in client records and related issues, when insurance is paying the bill. This Course 2B takes it a step further, in demonstrating the typical 'holes' in clinical records and the 'holes' in the thinking of even the most experienced mental health and AOD practitioners, which must be avoided if you are to pass a clinical review of your treatment records, unscathed.
This material applies to those in private practice who have a Provider Agreement with either a commercial insurance company or an HMO which is administering the State's Medicaid or Medicare plan. Particularly with the coming of the new Federal Health Care Reform, no professional is unaffected, unless they limit their practice to private pay clients.
Much of the material in this short course also relates to how we - as treatment providers who are always at risk of falling into legal and professional potholes - can avoid setting ourselves up for problems which oftentimes result from failure to document crucial issues in our clients' records.
The course also provides a clear explanation about HOW those insurance companies make pre-authorization decisions to APPROVE or DENY your requests for treatment . . . and WHAT you must write in the client's chart to support that authorization. It's all about how to ENSURE that you will be ready when the MCO or State auditors appear at your door.
AVOID RECOUPMENT! Failure to properly DOCUMENT certain details of the client's treatment and his need for treatment is the primary reason for RECOUPMENT (taking back) of funds already paid to you by the government contractor or the insurance company. How we document treatment has CHANGED with the coming of Care Management! This course gives you clear 1-2-3 information about how to document effectively - within the bounds of good professional practice.
An Introduction to Professional & Clinical Issues In Managed Care - Necessary Shifts in Program Design and Treatment Approach - 2 Credit Hours For Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Providers
Will providers HAVE TO CHANGE WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW? Yes indeed they will - even if they have long since abandoned the old traditional 'talk therapy in the office' approach and the 28 day programs. Learn to THINK LIKE THE MCO (or other health care insurer, which in some cases may be the State or County health unit).
SUMMARY: This course - 'We Have to Change WHAT?' - focuses upon the IMPACT of the new healthcare industry's goals upon providers, both CLINICALLY and FINANCIALLY - Including how Provider Agreements are changing the way that we do treatment, the managed care contractor's search for new providers, the conflict between a provider's own professional beliefs and ethics vs. the insurance company's Care Management decisions about approval or denial of treatment requests.
Some material related to managed care goals and what we write in treatment records overlaps 2B material, but moves ahead to include professional, clinical, and programmatic changes in store for professionals under managed care. Includes some interesting OPTIONS FOR PROVIDERS in the design of their practices and programs, as part of an HMO contract. This is a 2 hour online CE course.
This course emphasizes how innovative, non-traditional counseling, case management, and support services can be provided under the new managed care models, particularly for difficult, recidivistic, high-risk clients - a natural fit for EAPs and AOD providers of Dual Diagnosis services.
Although "managed care" has become known as an increasingly "medical" model – necessitating that services be deemed essential to recovery and adaptive functioning – in this course we address the positive changes which this shift has brought to the behavioral health field, as well as the challenges. The 'positives' include flexible home-, job-, and school-based interventions utilizing non-institutional case management and support services for children/adolescents, adults and youth with substance abuse issues, and adults with depression and other mental health problems.
The final lesson in this course focuses upon the details of how Care Management departments make decisions to approve or disapprove requested services, and how these decisions can impact your clients' recovery process. Such understanding is essential in order for EAP service providers to accommodate to this shift in treatment and counseling emphasis.
NOTE: Part of the material in this course is similar to some of the material found in MODULE 201 of FlexiCourses 4A, SA, and 10A.
1. Intro to goals and objectives of Managed Health Care - a.k.a. 'Why are they doing this to us and our clients?'
2. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of Managed Health Care plans, and how to adapt your therapeutic intervention approach constructively.
3. How does the 'Care Management' review process affect the way that we deliver services to clients with mental health and substance abuse issues?
4. Identifying some creative service options for providers to explore which allow more autonomy under a Care Management' system.
In most states, it's goodbye to flexible addiction Block Grants and other 'open access' State contracts for substance abuse and chemical dependency – which makes access to AOD services even more difficult. This course addresses the 'nitty gritty' of the major CHANGES in SA-CD programs – referral criteria, treatments and interventions available, documentation of need for treatment and response, and philosophy – due to the new health care reform environment. Applies to single AOD diagnosis and to Dual MH-AOD diagnoses.
Click Here to Go Back to the Catalog for Course 5B
COURSE 5B: This course is the same as Module 401 in FlexiCourse 10A. If you take Course 10A, DON'T take this course.
Negotiating for good professional and clinical options in delivery of care is Job 1 when working within a Health Care Reform environment. What type of flexibility might you or your program have in terms of how you can serve your clients - especially those with more serious mental health and AOD disabilities? This course will give you some good information about that.
You must learn how the Care Manager 'thinks' when making decisions about approval or denial of requests for treatment. This course addresses the basis of those decisions.
GOALS of this course:
1. Review the Issue of "How The Managed Care Company Thinks - What Is 'Medical Necessity of Treatment' At A Practical Level"
2. Understand Why the DOCUMENTATION in your clients' records must reflect the 'Level of Care' decision factors
3. Know how to AVOID making ERRORS that cause providers to lose AUTHORIZATION to provide treatment.
4. Know how to work effectively within a Care Management system, including how to deal with multiple issues which affect the treatment we are allowed to provide to clients and the funding we receive to do it.
5. Review specific EXAMPLES of creative ways of serving CD and Mental Health clients under a Managed System of Care, e.g., instead of repeated detox, unnecessary inpatient admissions, and '28 Day' Programs, offer Non-Medical 23 Hour Observation and more Day and Evening Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for adults, and more Intensive Home- and School-Based treatment for children and adolescents.
6. Know to seek expanded credentialing flexibility wherever clinically appropriate (crucial for AOD)..
Also learn when providers need to say NO to an MCO, when to say YES, and when to say 'How about if I do THIS?' Examples of some good alternative options to pursue with a managed care company, including expanded CREDENTIALING flexibility -- which is especially critical for AOD service providers.
Go Here to Read About Our FlexiCoures
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