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April 16, 2018

Characteristics of America’s most prevalent and invisible eating disorder Although Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a relative newcomer to medically-recognized eating disorders, it is now the most common eating disorder in the United States1. Its recognition is important because before 2013 people experiencing BED-like symptoms might have been diagnosed under “eater disorder not otherwise specified”…
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April 12, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a significant challenge for the behavioral healthcare community. Its prevalence has risen at an alarming rate over recent years, with some 1 in 68 children now recognized as being on the spectrum. This April isn’t only for autism awareness in and of itself; it is…
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March 28, 2018

Evaluating the merits of generalized and specialty-focused EHR solutions in behavioral health When considering the various specialties and subspecialties that exist across all areas of medicine, health care has grown increasingly inward. Behavioral healthcare providers, too, tend to orient themselves around particular specializations. Different practice specialties means different workflows and documentation with respect to niche…
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March 14, 2018

Karl Cline has worked in behavioral health for over 30 years, and is a specialist in making organizations profitable. He is currently CEO of Peak Wellness, the largest provider of comprehensive mental health and addiction recovery services in southeastern Wyoming. Although Peak has historically provided many valued services, the organization wasn’t operating at profitability, and…
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March 5, 2018

Four reasons why a free EHR will cost you in the end Free EHRs may sound too good to be true, and that’s because you usually get what you pay for. When it comes to running your practice, efficiency and quality are paramount to success. Shouldn’t you expect the same from your EHR experience? Here…
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February 26, 2018

A step-by-step guide to enabling project success in a behavioral health organization Improving operational efficiency and reducing waste are important goals of any large organization. Opportunities for improvement can exist in many forms, and can be recognized by anyone—not just by those at the executive level. In fact, it is often those that are closest…
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February 5, 2018

A summary of upcoming behavioral health conferences geared toward the private practice in 2018 Conferences are great for brushing up on the latest industry knowledge, collaborating with colleagues, and discovering new ways to improve professionally. This year there is a pretty exciting line-up of private-practice-oriented conferences. Are you considering attending a behavioral health conference this…
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January 30, 2018

Finding the right EHR means asking the right questions When searching for an EHR that utilizes current technology, is intuitive, and enables efficient reporting and payments, you need to know what questions to ask that break through the hype and get to the crux of the product. We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask…
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January 29, 2018

Debunking 5 common myths National attention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often increases during public discussions over policy and governance of veterans affairs. Although behavioral health providers have a firm understanding of PTSD and appropriate strategies for care, the overall prevailing opinion of what it means to have it is still largely inaccurate. The following…
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January 22, 2018

Part 1: The pros and cons of collaborative documentation When you think about clinical documentation, what does it represent for you and your practice? Depending on the practice, the answer may vary. For some, documentation is a struggle—even to the extent that providers hope for a no-show or a cancellation in order to spend the…
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