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Managing Group Therapy Programs: A Special Challenge for your EHR

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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

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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

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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.

How To Bill For Telehealth Services and Get Reimbursed

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Telehealth–the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients through telecommunications technology–can offer important benefits to both providers and patients. Some research, for example, suggests that the practice helps eliminate stigma and, therefore, make it more comfortable for clients to seek services. Of course, it can also substantially improve access to care, especially in remote areas.

19 Ways to Encourage Patients to Use the Patient Portal

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When clients visit any healthcare provider, they must complete multiple forms, usually stacked on a clipboard. The task of filling out those sheets is often even more challenging and time-consuming for visits to mental health and substance abuse treatment centers because they ask for more extensive information. And staff have to enter all that information by hand into an electronic system. It’s a time drain for all involved.

ClinicTracker EHRs Compliance Builder Solves Paperwork Completion Dilemma for Mental Health Agencies

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ClinicTracker announces a game-changing innovation to help providers manage overwhelming agency routines and workflows.

Administrators and providers of mental health agencies lose sleep worrying that the next day will bring an unannounced visit from regulators checking for noncompliance and fraud. Failing such a visit can be profoundly disruptive, expensive, and embarrassing.

How to Select a Mental Health EHR for Large Agencies

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Since 2008, the number of office-based physicians using EHRs has more than doubled, from 42% to 87%. Even as healthcare workers grow increasingly accustomed to technology guiding their workflows, practices that provide mental health or substance abuse services still face unique challenges in finding EHRs that offer features designed for their complex billing arrangements and reporting requirements.

ClinicTracker EHR Develops Intuitive Practice Management Tool: Performance Measurement Reports

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ClinicTracker, the EHR of choice for mental health and substance abuse agencies, introduces an exciting new practice management tool called Performance Measurement Reports. Administrators no longer must remember to check on the health of their operations, as the software automatically emails reports that indicate whether pre-selected parameters fall within or outside established comfort zones. It’s a way for managers to enhance accountability, maximize business performance, improve financial control, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Automated emails serve as a built-in warning system that alerts the administrator when metrics they are tracking go above or below acceptable limits. Of course, administrators can also access those same reports on demand and based on data in real time.

ClinicTracker EHR Announces New Built-in Telehealth Service for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Agencies

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ClinicTracker announces their new Telehealth Service that gives providers a convenient method for interacting with patients remotely using an internet-connected desktop, laptop, or other mobile device equipped with a webcam. ClinicTracker makes it simple to set up appointments, conduct sessions, access recordings, and keep records – all within ClinicTracker’s user-friendly environment.

MACRA Promotes Telehealth for Providing Healthcare Services

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The latest development in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) includes good news for healthcare practices that offer telehealth – the use of telecommunications technology to provide health services. When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its 1,653-page final rule on Nov. 2, its list of ways healthcare practices can be reimbursed for leveraging information technology now includes new payment options for telehealth.

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