Month: January 2016

I-stop ERX software mandate

January 27, 2016

Four big takeaways from the I-STOP delays in New York State The state of New York’s Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescription program (I-STOP) is designed to transition prescribers and pharmacies into eRx software to reduce prescription drug abuse. The program mandates for prescribers to query a patient database and submit prescriptions of controlled substances electronically,…
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January 14, 2016

As we take time to consider how to improve our lives and the lives of others in 2016, consider making mental health awareness a goal for yourself, friends, and family. The election year has shed light on the importance of addressing the challenges of the behavioral healthcare industry, but mental illness remains an uncomfortable topic…
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January 6, 2016

Profile Joanne Allison, Augusta Psychological Associates The Challenge: With their rapid growth, problems emerged in the front office. Scheduling was a nightmare. The front office did the best they could running multiple Outlook accounts, and even a paper calendar for backup, but the schedules were difficult to reconcile; the front office was left with duplicate…
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Population Health management

January 6, 2016

Know the difference, and why the solution is in data Community mental health providers are the closest to at-risk behavioral health care populations, and are best equipped to improve population health management. However, the right management decisions must be made to effect positive change. Agencies have to have visibility into the needs of populations across…
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January 5, 2016

Eligible Providers interested in obtaining CMS incentives and/or avoiding the penalties have been following Meaningful Use guidelines since the program’s inception in 2011. Due to the fickle nature of the program attributed to debate and feedback from invested parties, not to mention its lack of specificity to mental health, EPs have had to pay close…
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