Month: August 2016

August 25, 2016

Fundamentals for up-and-coming behavioral health professionals . It is through no small amount of effort that someone becomes a behavioral healthcare provider. Whether it’s therapy, advanced nursing, or psychiatry, becoming a behavioral healthcare provider requires countless hours of study, certifications, schooling, internships, residencies, seminars, and continuing medical education. In short, providers know their craft, and…
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August 22, 2016

5 steps to increase preparation in a private behavioral health practice. Audits are a nominal part of worklife for publicly funded behavioral healthcare organizations, but even small private practices are subjected to them from time to time. Some private practices get anxious at the thought of an audit. Others feel confident. The difference between the…
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August 15, 2016

Understanding practice dynamics and employee motivations. As any successful business owner will tell you, employee churn is costly. It isn’t any different in a private behavioral health practice setting, either. Finding the best possible candidate for a needed role in a private practice ties as much to the quality of care provided as the preservation…
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August 4, 2016

Quick tips for behavioral health practices HIPAA compliance is an important aspect of running a behavioral health practice, as the mismanagement of privacy measures could result in significant consequences for both patient and provider. Similar to the popular healthcare mantra, “an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure”, taking proactive measures to maintain compliance…
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August 3, 2016

The state of Georgia requires roughly 500 unique data fields reported daily to bill Medicaid, and it is not alone: most states require hundreds of fields of data reported at various intervals. In the tabbed user interface seen in most traditional EHRs, those required data points are siloed and spread out across several windows. Rather…
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