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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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January 10, 2018

Legacy software and the broader implications of obvious statements Can a male get pregnant? Can a child have prior military service? We know the answers to these questions even before the patient walks through the door, so why does our software ask? These examples might be light hearted, but they represent a significant problem in…
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December 26, 2017

Lauren Durant, PhD, is the CEO of B&D Integrated Health Services in North Carolina, and she is on a relentless pursuit of efficacious and culturally relevant evidence-based care models. The population that B&D serves depends largely on Medicaid and Medicare for support, thereby demanding Dr. Durant to demonstrate that her services bring value to her…
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December 20, 2017

How even the most disciplined practices botch claim submissions and what they can do about it Claims get rejected, and it doesn’t matter how thorough and experienced your billing staff is. It still happens. But practices themselves don’t always have personal responsibility for when the claim submission process fails. Even if they do everything right,…
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December 11, 2017

The unique challenges of opioid use disorder in the United States Substance abuse has been a significant problem in the United States, though the recent opioid-related trends of the past decade have been particularly troubling. In an age where there are now more people with substance use disorders than with any form of cancer, it…
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November 30, 2017

“How’s work going?” “Stressful. We’re in the middle of an implementation.” This conversation happens too often. EHR implementations are typically time-consuming with inflexible project plans that demand adherence to foreign workflows. Not-too-surprisingly, EHR sales teams tend to keep this customer experience close to the chest, and are highly hesitant to share details of the implementation…
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November 29, 2017

How to advocate for the solutions you need in your group practice in six steps Imagine going about the workday, manually trudging through processes your current EHR doesn’t support and musing over how wonderful it would be if it did. The practice owners are cognizant of the ongoing challenges the staff face on a daily…
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