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Telehealth Systems: Standalone or Integrated?

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Agencies are scrambling to figure out how to deliver services via the web during the pandemic. Telehealth represents an option that has clear benefits for keeping providers and clients safe. The government, by issuing waivers and reducing restrictions, is very much on board with us managing our cases through teleconferencing.

How the Coronavirus Might Transform Telemedicine

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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Congress is planning to release a massive $8.3 billion spending bill to address the pandemic’s global impact.

Top 10 Benefits Of Using An EHR Specific To Mental Health

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When the electronic health record (EHR) software market first emerged, few solutions were designed specifically for behavioral and mental health professionals. The general medical EHRs available at the time failed to address the workflows and billing for behavioral health practices, which were considered unique. For example,

What’s the Difference Between EMR, EHR, and Practice Management Software?

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Behavioral health practitioners face many challenges managing the clinical and administrative demands involved in delivering quality care. Just keeping up with required paperwork guidelines can be overwhelming, let alone jumping through the all the hoops insurers set up to hinder timely reimbursement. With ever-growing requirements for accountability, providers can find it hard to focus on what they value most – the opportunity to use their skills to help others.

How EHR Software Can Improve Quality of Care

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While some industries remain slow to adopt new technology, the healthcare industry is fully embracing it. In fact, studies show that nearly 9 in 10 (86%) of office-based physicians are using electronic health record (EHR) systems to track all aspects of patient care. Over the years, EHR software has significantly changed not only patient record documentation, storage, and retrieval, but ultimately the level of care provided. When used appropriately, EHR software can serve as a valuable tool to improve the quality of care and ultimately result in better outcomes.

Optimize Compliance to Maximize Reimbursements with MIPS Reporting

Written by Sarah Reiter of Health eFilings, the national leader in automated MIPS compliance and ClinicTracker’s trusted MIPS compliance partner.

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requires providers to transition from a volume-based care model to a value-based one or face significant financial penalties and even reputational harm. With the end of the 2019 MIPS Reporting Period and the start of the 2020 Reporting Period, it’s clear that the stakes have been raised yet again making it even harder to avoid significant penalties, further increasing the stress, burden and financial risk for a healthcare practice like yours. To be specific, failure to comply or earn enough points for the 2019 reporting period will result in an automatic 7% penalty on every Medicare Part B claim paid in 2021 – this equates to a minimum of a $6,300 per provider hit to the bottom line, and the penalty will increase to 9% and a minimum of $8,100 per provider for the 2020 reporting period.

Six Major Reasons Why Therapists Burn Out (and Steps You Can Take to Prevent It)

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Being a passionate and effective helper for individuals who have mental health challenges can take a personal toll on the therapist. It’s no surprise that therapist burnout is a pervasive problem for those in behavioral health professions.

ClinicTracker EHR Partners With TrueConf to Seamlessly Integrate Telehealth Capabilities Into Its Patient Portal

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SYRACUSE, N.Y., Wis., November 5th, 2019 (Newswire.com) - The report published by Fortune Business Insights indicates that video communication is one of the major drivers transforming the work of healthcare organizations. The market for telemedicine solutions is projected to reach $266.8 billion by 2026. The ClinicTracker team became keenly aware of such trends when many of their users began to ask for an effective telemedicine solution that would fully integrate into their clinic management software.

The Benefits of Developing Smart Forms for Your Behavioral Health Agency

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I’m Michael Gordon, a clinical psychologist, clinic administrator, and clinical researcher. I’ve been producing these Facebook Live sessions because I have always been interested in the idea of using data and implementing workflows that make clinical life easier and, most importantly, improve patient care. It’s those interests that led me to develop an EHR called ClinicTracker.

How CBT Group Therapists Can Save Time and Effort

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Research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be effective in treating a broad array of conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, relationship problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. CBT has also been used with patients experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and opioid addiction. Research suggests that CBT can be at least as effective in producing significant improvement in functioning and quality of life as other forms of therapy or psychiatric medications, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).

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