Month: October 2016

October 31, 2016

The case for outcomes-based care in the private practice setting Outcomes-based care is the paradigm across most physical health specialties, but behavioral health has been slow to adopt. Concerns over how using outcome measures might affect the quality of care in a behavioral health setting may have resonated with some providers and contributed to an…
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October 21, 2016

Buying or upgrading software usually involves hearing terms or buzzwords that are (according to a sales rep) “exactly what you need.” But how do you know? For instance, one EHR boasts of being customizable, and another is configurable. Aren’t they the same thing? Which is better? Both terms mean the software can be changed to…
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new technology

October 6, 2016

There will come a time when any practice considers changing its EHR. The desire for change can either be motivated by ongoing frustration or an interest to improve practice performance even further, but whatever the case may be, the decision to switch is usually a matter of “when” and not “if”. To practice owners unfamiliar…
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October 5, 2016

An introspective quiz for behavioral health professionals. As a behavioral health professional, the total amount of work hours you put into your practice goes well beyond the face time spent with patients. For every billable hour, your practice must also account for the time spent on documentation, billing, and other processes that support the provision…
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