Medwaiver Provider Training (MW001)
Venue: SFMM Corporate Offices
|Event Date/Time: Aug 23, 2003||End Date/Time: Dec 31, 2008|
THERAPISTS WANT MORE
As a licensee in the field of mental health, I have met many peers who are dissatisfied with their current professional status. Therapists’ complaints are pervasive and include: poor pay, demanding hours (working more than one job), and limitations for advancement. In addition, some therapists would like to have the choice to control or limit their clinical contact hours. Motivation for obtaining a graduate degree in the mental health field is often intellectual curiosity and desire to make a positive contribution to the community. The large sacrifice of time, money, and work to obtain degrees or licenses in the mental health field, leave many feeling disappointed and sometimes regretful about their decision to become a therapist.
THE MEDWAIVER PROGRAM
For a relatively small investment, you can obtain all the information to become an independent provider of mental health services through the medwaiver program. Medwaiver is a program whose purpose is to promote and maintain the health of special populations including developmentally disabled individuals through the provision of necessary medical and support services. Behavioral analyses is utilized to reduce problem behaviors or to increase or initiate adaptive behaviors that may improve an individual’s independence as well as quality of life. These behavioral services are currently reimbursed by states at some of the highest rates in our industry, largely, because it has been demonstrated to be an effective research based treatment. Individuals who have successfully navigated their way to certification as a medwaiver provider have a choice to employ others in the field to be the direct care providers. Other medical services can also be provided through the medwaiver program such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy. There is currently a surplus of developmentally disabled patients waiting for service. As a certified medwaiver provider you can help individuals who are in desperate need of treatment and earn a six -figure salary.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Becoming a medwaiver provider demands that an organization or individual successfully complete a rather demanding credentialing and certification process, followed by ongoing clinical monitoring. For many mental health professionals the process is unfamiliar and intimidating, not to mention time consuming. South Florida Medical Management (SFMM) is a consulting firm that is offering 2-day weekend seminars designed to prepare mental health professionals to successfully obtain medwaiver certification. Application documentation is provided and SFMM will show you, through a simplified step-by-step process, how to gain your certification. This seminar will also train you in the behavioral treatment protocols that are the current standard of practice. Everything you need to establish certification, access referrals, deliver and document delivery of services, as well as billing procedures is provided during this 2-day conference.
Financial concerns have led some therapists to spend ten’s of thousands of dollars to pursue additional degrees outside their field. The SFMM business start-up seminar provides an opportunity for mental health professionals to, instead, utilize the skills and knowledge they have accumulated through the course of their careers. And because medwaiver services are home-based it is possible to operate your business from a home-office, thus the fee for this seminar can essentially be your start-up costs.