AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Pain Management

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Athens, Ga.

    Default Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Pain Management

    AAPC: Back to School
    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Missoula, MT


    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Athens, Ga.


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

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-02-2015, 12:13 AM
  2. Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    By broundy in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-23-2011, 11:32 AM
  3. Clinical Social Worker Coding
    By mkm1517 in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-03-2011, 08:19 AM
  4. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
    By Captain74 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-02-2010, 02:08 PM
  5. Clinical Social Worker / Pain Management
    By Walker22 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2010, 09:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.