Had a guest speaker recent graduate from the master's program come talk to our class today, and she just finished her CFY (Clinical Fellow Year --- first year out where you are supervised but still collecting a pay check) at an agency doing contract work for day care centers and families.
She has to do ALL HER OWN BILLING! (And if she does an evaluation and the kid doesn't qualify, she doesn't get paid for that hour, sometimes 2 hours!) I see now why people do this as a part-time after hours gig in addition to their job where they are collecting insurance and have someone that is paid to bill and talk to insurance companies. She said she loved the work, but she is young (23, not married with no kids) and has all the free time in the world, apparently.) I can't imagine how long people do this type of work before they BURN OUT. Just something to think about.
Here are the notes I took.