Improving Practice and Compliance in PHP and IOP Services Web Seminar CD
Review of the models, audits and RAC, practices to improve care and reimbursement


Web Seminar Recorded Live October 7, 2011
Program Rated 4.6 out of 5 by participants 

Hospitals providing psychiatric services in outpatient partial hospitalization programs (PHP) or intensive outpatient programs (IOP) face many challenges, not the least of which is reduced reimbursement. And, while both models sometimes treat similar illnesses, they are subject to very different rules and regulations which may dictate admission requirements, the frequency of treatment and documentation practices. Making mistakes in these or other areas can be costly for facilities resulting in increased audit activity or denial of claims.

This web seminar explains the differences between PHP and IOP operations so providers can stay compliant. Tools and practices are shared to help smooth operations, and improve patient care and reimbursement. Seminar topics include:

  • Overview of PHP and IOP models

  • Key points of difference — admissions, recertification, treatment frequency

  • OIG, audits and RAC — minimizing vulnerability through compliance

  • Understanding PHP and IOP reimbursement methods

  • Reimbursement rates and future trends with Medicare

  • Practices to improve patient care, documentation

  • And more.

Recommended for:
Hospital personnel currently providing, or considering developing, outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs for individuals with mental health, addiction or substance abuse disorders.


Larry Meikel, MBA, is the owner and managing member of Classic Behavioral Healthcare, the national leader of Management and Consulting arrangements for Medicare-based PHP and IOP service programs in the U.S. Mr. Meikel has in-depth expertise in the complex issues surrounding PHP and IOP services tied to technical-clinical requirements, program operation strategies, billing, marketing plans and confidentiality.

Mr. Meikel has nearly 30 years of behavioral health care experience in administrative roles and has served for the past eight years as a board member for the Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare, including three years as President.