Month: September 2015

ICD-10 Cheat Sheet

September 28, 2015

Double Check Your Mental Health ICD-10 Crosswalk. October 1st is almost here! We are sure that you are already prepared for this big transition– but even for the most prepared organizations, sometimes it’s hard to get peace of mind. We’ve provided this crosswalk for a few of the most common diagnosis codes billed in mental…
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September 23, 2015

Industry veteran and skeptic asks Valant’s CEO the hard questions. Rick Weaver, CEO of Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health and Co-CEO of Behavioral Health Northwest is an industry veteran. Rick has certainly heard his share of pitches that made big claims but fell short—especially from healthcare software vendors. Now, he is curious how the Valant…
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September 9, 2015

Profile David Brody, MD. When Dr. David Brody started his private practice in 2008, he was splitting time with his full-time position at Beth Israel Medical Center. By the middle of the year, his patient load had filled quickly because he was part of the minority of psychiatrists in New York that accepted insurance. His…
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September 9, 2015

This is a guest post from our friend Gerry Miller, founder and CTO of Cloudticity, who builds and manages HIPAA-compliant solutions on Amazon Web Services. As more and more companies continue to migrate to Cloud Computing, the pressure is high to ensure that security is given top priority. Meanwhile, there is the frequently held –…
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September 9, 2015

The shortcomings of old EHR data models have caused numerous headaches for behavioral health organizations. These pains include the inability to adapt to changing requirements, huge customization costs, missed reimbursement opportunities, and an overall dissatisfaction with EHRs. But what exactly is causing all of these issues? 1. Traditional EHR data models are static. This means…
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September 4, 2015

A treatment plan is not just another clinical note, and shouldn’t be treated that way by your EHR. It is a living document that follows the patient throughout the care provided to reflect progress towards goals. You should expect your EHR to support clinical best practices and manage all the administrative work entailed with treatment…
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September 4, 2015

New mindset, new playbook: RIP RFP. The request for proposal (RFP) process is a belabored and frustrating experience in searching for the right EHR. Behavioral health organizations have a lot of options to evaluate due to the availability of different business solutions to choose from, so shotgunning RFPs in the hopes that the right candidate…
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