Even if you have decided not to deal with insurance companies, you may have a client ask you for a “Super Bill” so they can submit on their behalf for reimbursement.
A Super Bill is much more than just a receipt or a standard invoice you might see or use on a regular basis. Insurance companies require specific information in order to consider requests for reimbursement or requests that your charges be counted toward your client’s deductible.
Super Bills should include:
- Your (the provider’s) Name & Credentials
- Your office address
- Your federal tax ID number (if you don’t have one of these you’ll have to give them your social security number)
- The date(s) of service
- The CPT code(s) (of the type of service you provide — for example, 90801 for Initial Assessment or 90806 for 50-minute follow up therapy visit)
- The ICD-9 or DSM codes for the diagnosis
- The fee for service
You might want to set up a template on your computer so they are at your fingertips and you can fill them out quickly for your client.
Clearly there is sensitive information on the Super Bill (You really want to get a tax ID number now don’t you?), but it is a must for any client who has to submit these bills to their insurance company for any reason.
There you have it…