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Is Your Mental Health Practice Ready For End of Year Reporting? 2021 UPDATE

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The calendar is steadily making its way to 2021. You know what that means for your task list: it’s time to start working on those all-important end-of-year reports for documenting compliance, renewing insurance contracts, and reporting on grant progress. Some of those reports are just routine. Others are critical to maintaining funding, licensure, and the viability of your operations.

Internet Speed and Your Behavioral Health Practice (2020 Update)

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The coronavirus pandemic has turbocharged the quest for fast and reliable Internet connections.

Interoperability for Mental Health EHRs: Promoting Quality of Care During the Pandemic

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Sharing information is essential to providing quality care, particularly during a pandemic when staff are working remotely. The soundest clinical decisions are those based on complete and accurate data shared amongst all involved in a case.

Configurations and Customizations: How to Judge an EHR’s Adaptability

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While many EHR software vendors describe their solutions as easily customizable, users are often dismayed to learn that options for tailoring the program are far more limited than they had expected. That realization usually comes quickly, as they look to institute a new billing method, create unique forms, change labels, tailor reports, or gather information that goes beyond what the program allows.

Collaboration: Your EHR/Practice Management System Can Help

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Promoting effective collaboration among team members becomes critical as more mental health care staff are forced to work remotely. Clinic directors know all too well that cases are more likely to fare well if everyone at all involved collaborates closely.

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.

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