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Iowa Psychiatric Society Meeting

Friday, October 10 at 8:30 AM
Des Moines University, Olsen Center, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

Iowa Psychiatric Society

Behavioral Health Practice Management Workshop


This annual workshop is designed to provide mental health clinic providers and staff with current information on changes in mental health services – whether in private practices, nursing homes, day treatment centers, community mental health centers and/or hospitals.

The Following Payers Will Participate:

  • Magellan Health Services
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Iowa
  • CoOportunity Health
  • United Behavioral Health – Invited
  • TriCare – Invited


8 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome & Challenges Facing Psychiatry

Robert Smith, MD DLFAPA

9 am Mental Health and Disability Services Regional System Update

Julie Jetter, BA – Community System Consultant Iowa Dept. of Human Services, MHDS Division

9:30 am Legalities of Mental Health Electronic Medical Records

JoEllen Whitney, JD – Davis Brown Law Firm

11 am Payer Presentations

Magellan Health Services

11:30 am Lunch
12:15 pm Payer Presentations Continued

  • CoOportunity Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • MH Net Behavioral Health
  • Tricare – Invited
  • United Behavioral Health – Invited
1:30 pm Break
1:45 pm Questions & Answers

Presenters will answer questions submitted prior to the workshop.

3 pm Adjourn


Robert Smith MD DLFAPA is Emeritus Associate Professor, Clinical Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa, Past President of the Iowa Psychiatric Society and APA Trained on CPT Coding.

JoEllen Whitney, JD is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. She works extensively in the field of Healthcare Law, privacy and confidentiality issues for hospitals, clinics and small practices. Ms. Whitney works with clients on HIPAA, medical records privacy, security, record release and retention.

Julie Jetter, BA, Community Systems Consultant with the Iowa Department of Human Services MHDS  Division, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and has worked in the Iowa MHDS System at the county and state level for 23 years. Julie worked as a Targeted Case Manager in Humboldt County, the Case Management and Central Point of Coordination Administrator for Buchanan County, and has been employed by the Department of Human Services for the last 9 years working with county
governments and now MHDS Regions.

Disclosure Policy

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.


Substitutions welcome anytime via fax or e-mail – 1-866-518-9763 or iowapsych@qwestoffice.net . A full refund will be given if received 10 or more business days prior to the program.

Questions for the Presenters

Please submit your questions for the presenters on a separate sheet of paper and attach to the registration form or email the questions to iowapsych@qwestoffice.net. Please identify yourself and the speaker if you have a specific question for them. Only questions submitted prior to the workshop will be addressed.


Handouts will be available on the IPS website one week prior to the program www.iowapsych.org.

Workshop Fees

  • IPS Member Staff – $100
  • Non-IPS Member Staff – $175
  • Group Rate (5 or more from 1 clinic) – $90


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Karen Loihl, IPS