Is Your Mental Health Practice Ready For End of Year Reporting?
The calendar has rolled over to 2019, so out with the old and in with the new, right? Not so fast. Just because office hours are back to normal and the piles of holiday treats have disappeared doesn’t mean you’ve finished your 2018 work. For behavioral healthcare practices, this time of year typically requires careful attention to year-end reports as annual insurance contracts end and compliance records and grant reports come due.
ClinicTracker EHR Update Empowers Providers to Create Customized Progress/Therapy Notes
ClinicTracker introduces a powerful new feature to its Custom Form Builder that lets clinicians create or customize templates for progress notes.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., December 21, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Rather than having to make do with whatever form an EHR provides, counselors now can fashion them exactly as they see fit, either by adjusting an existing form or generating an entirely new one. Without the aid of programmers, they can create highly sophisticated and personalized notes that speed note writing and guarantee compliance. Customizable options include drop-down lists, date pickers, links to data from other forms, and many other features that improve the process.
New Collaboration Improves ClinicTracker EHR's Health Information Exchange Integration
ClinicTracker, a mental health EHR and practice management system, recently completed an electronic health information exchange (HIE) integration with its cloud communications partner.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., December 20, 2018 (Newswire.com) - While ClinicTracker already offers cloud faxing and Direct Secure Messaging, users can now connect with HIEs directly from within the ClinicTracker EHR. The HIE integration enables mental health practices and outside healthcare providers to exchange electronic patient documents such as medical history forms, lab results, medication lists, and treatment plans in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
6 Ways Patient-Centered Technology Can Grow Your Mental Health Practice
Steady advances in technology have simplified our lives to a degree most of us could never have imagined only a few years ago. From our smartphones we can accomplish any number of tasks that used to require us to travel to a store or office, stand in line, and interact with someone else. Now you can tap a few buttons to deposit checks or pay bills online. Many restaurants let you order and pay for your food over the web. Need a ride somewhere? Use a ride-sharing app and a driver will pick you up in no time.
Developing an Integrated Digital Strategy for Behavior Health Agencies
Klaas Schilder, M.A.
Michael Gordon, Ph.D.
The world of behavioral health is steadily following the rest of the marketplace in promoting and transacting its services via the web. The signs of that trend are everywhere: the growing acceptance of telepsychiatry, the proliferation of websites that offer screening services for mental health disorders, and the vast number of digital platforms or portals that provide referral information or appointment registration.
How to Overcome the Unique Challenges of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Billing
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) offers hope for clients with severe and persistent mental illness, especially those who have not responded well to other treatments. ACT’s team-based, interdisciplinary approach may include medical treatment as well as vocational assistance, rehabilitation, family education, life skills training, and community support. The goal is to provide a bundle of coordinated services that fully address a patient’s wide-ranging needs.
Billing Service Enrollment
Struggling to manage claims processing and patient billing? Confused by intricate mental health, Workers Comp, or substance abuse billing requirements? Thinking about outsourcing the entire mess?
ClinicTracker’s Billing Service for mental health and substance abuse agencies could be the answer to your billing woes. We'll save you time, money, and all the hassle involved in submitting claims and chasing reimbursement. Our service makes this chronic administrative headache fade away. We have the expertise and software to make it happen – and smoothly.
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Why Choose Billing Service by ClinicTracker?
- 30 years in behavioral health billing
- Specialization in behavioral health billing and its many complexities and nuances
- Constant access to your clinic's financial data
- Ability for real-time status reviews of all your claims
- On-demand creation of any reports you need
Because we work with your team and keep you in the loop, you’ll receive:
- Weekly reports that break down key performance indicators, financial data, and action items
- Check-in calls to discuss open action items and any concerns that arise
- Fast support response (usually under 30 minutes)
Managing Group Therapy Programs: A Special Challenge for your EHR
Managing group therapy appointments requires an EHR that understands all the nuances involved in running these kinds of interventions. While it’s certainly efficient for one provider to see more than one client at a time, those benefits can fall off quickly if your EHR isn’t smart about how to schedule, chart, bill, and track group activities.
9 Facts About Free EHR's vs Paid EHR's You'll Wish You Read First
Whether you’re looking to create graphics, organize data, or manage projects, chances are there’s someone who will offer a free app that claims to do the trick. Some companies even tout introductory apps for functions as complicated as those required to run a behavioral health agency. Although the prospect of not having to pay for software is always alluring, you will find that most of these apps would fail to provide you what you need both in terms of features and support. In our view, you should be aware of the following:
Warning: You May Be Committing Mental Health Billing Fraud
A suburban Chicago doctor was indicted last month, accused of filing nearly $1 million in fraudulent health insurance claims. From 2008 to 2013, the doctor allegedly used some patients’ names without their knowledge and submitted claims for scans that were never performed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. In one case, the doctor allegedly fabricated a seven-page medical record for a follow-up exam during an office visit in which the doctor only refilled a prescription.