Effects of Healthcare Reform on Behavioral Health Treatment: What Payors Will Expect From Psychotherapy Providers

In this Workshop, Dr. Keith will present information about what to potentially expect from the current Health Care Reform legislation, how this will impact the way insurance companies reimburse mental health professionals for their services, and what information providers can expect will be requested from insurance carriers to determine if payment for their services will be considered to be medically necessary. He will also provide very practical information about how psychoanalytic psychotherapists can best develop treatment plans which will help ensure reimbursement for providing optimal care to their patients.


Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
8:30 AM - Registration/Light Breakfast



4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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$35 for SDPC Members
$50 for Non-members
$15 for Students

Educational Objective(s)

  • Describe changes in how therapists will provide psychotherapy services in order to be paid by insurance companies.
  • Write a treatment plan for psychotherapy that will be approved by payers.
  • Understand the importance and use of evidenced based therapy techniques in their treatment.

Presenter Information

Paul Keith, M.D. is on the Faculty of SDPC, and a graduate of its Adult, Child and Adolescent training programs in Psychoanalysis. He has over 30 years of experience as a reviewer for various managed health companies and as medical director of an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, and of an adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed his adult and child psychiatry residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and then following two years of service in the Navy, opened his private practice in San Diego in 1975. He is currently the West Region Medical Director for Wellpoint Behavioral Health.