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Oct 12, 2017

In the podcast interview, Gordon talks with Danielle Kepler about insurance credentialing and billing in private practice as a therapist, counselor, social worker or other mental health clinicians. Danielle speaks to some of the advantages and disadvantages of being credentialed with insurance companies and accepting insurance in your private practice.Gordon and Danielle talk about how they decided to be on insurance panels and why they did not go strictly private pay in their practices.  Danielle also talks about being your own biller and how to make the process simpler and less intimidating. They discuss how to start the process of becoming credentialed with insurance companies and some strategies around getting on insurance panels.


Danielle Kepler, LCPC is the founder and “head insurance guru” at Be Your Own Biller, LLC, where she offers consultation to business owners, solo practitioners, and non-profits local to Chicago and across the nation. Be Your Own Biller’s mission is to empower clinicians and demystify the insurance credentialing and billing world so they do not need to hire a long-term credentialing or billing service. She co-hosts a podcast dedicated to insurance credentialing and billing called Insurance Answers Podcast. In addition to consulting, she is a clinical therapist and has a private practice in downtown Chicago. In her private practice, she primarily sees adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression as well as couples. She is paneled with over 30 private insurance companies/EAPs and does her own credentialing and billing. Learn more at

Listeners can sign up for a free CPT Cheat Sheet when signing up for my e-mail list via my website. I just came out with a bunch of useful products, one including Ins and Outs of Insurance Verification E-Book™ and another a Credentialing Starter Kit™ I am not offering free Be Your Own Biller Quick Tips via my FB page and group and am in the process of developing courses on insurance credentialing and billing.