Hank Cecil, LCSW

Hank Cecil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky. He is an active member of the KY Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). He received his Master of Art in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Kentucky. He holds a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MHI) from Northern Kentucky University, a Master of Science in Information Systems, and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management from Murray State University.

Audio-only telehealth

In the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines telehealth services that qualify for reimbursement under Medicare through 2023. Those services now include audio-only services under specific circumstances. The patient must:1. be already “established,”2. have a mental illness/substance use disorder (SUDs), and3. be unable or unwilling to use video …

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“Good Faith Estimate for Services” Under the No Surprises Act

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 established new requirements for providers to protect consumers from surprise medical bills. These requirements are collectively referred to as “No Surprises” rules. The goal is of protect clients from unexpected bills for healthcare services, such as charges for out-of-network emergency care. Many of its provisions do not apply directly mental health …

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