What’s the Difference Between EMR, EHR, and Practice Management Software?
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
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)
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.
The Benefits of Developing Smart Forms for Your Behavioral Health Agency
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
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).
Researchers Find Spending Time On Social Media Seriously Harms Your Mental Health
Look across a restaurant or any other place where people are gathered and you’ll see almost everyone staring at their phones. Some are skimming tweets and messaging friends, while others are surfing YouTube videos or posting photos on Instagram. And if you could peer into homes and apartments, chances are you’d also see those occupants engaged in the world of social media.
ClinicTracker Partners With Health eFilings to Provide Automated MIPS Reporting for Its Behavioral Health Clients
SYRACUSE, N.Y. and MADISON, Wis., June 19, 2019 (Newswire.com) - ClinicTracker, a mental health and substance abuse electronic health record (EHR), today announced a partnership with Health eFilings, a national leader in quality data management and automated MIPS reporting.
ClinicTracker EHR Redesigns Custom Form Builder Interface, Adds Functionality
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 10, 2019 (Newswire.com) - ClinicTracker, an all-in-one EHR/practice management/billing system for mental health and substance abuse agencies, announces major updates to its Custom Form Builder tool, making it even easier for users to design their own forms.
Exerting Control Over Compliance, Workflows, Tracking, and Reporting
NOTE: This article is adapted from a Facebook Live presentation by Dr. Michael Gordon. The co-founder of ClinicTracker, Gordon is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist, veteran clinic administrator and clinical researcher, and a longtime advocate for effective, data-driven clinic management.