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Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Pain Management

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    Default Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Pain Management
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    I work for a multi-provider, multi-office pain management clinic. All the physicians are either board certified pain management or board certified anesthesiologists, or both. The practice owner wants to consider adding a licensed clinical social worker to the staff.

    My biggest questions are:

    1. Would this person be credentialed and billed using their own name, or would they be billed using the "incident-to" method?
    2. If "incident-to" is used, would my doctors qualify to be supervising physicians even though none are mental health providers?
    3. Does anyone here foresee any other problems to this arrangement that I haven't addressed?

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    LCSW's have their own credentialing, so they should be billing under their own name and number. As far as incident -to you should look at your state guidelines and licensing boards to see if that is allowed. There are many states that don't allow it.

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    Thank you.. that is what I expected
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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