Category: Best Practices in Behavioral Health

August 9, 2017

How to calculate the monetary losses during a technology outage in six steps. Software uptime is important in keeping the wheels of any private behavioral health practice turning, and few would dispute that. When solutions go down, it can cause any number of problems for providers and patients alike. But it’s not always easy to…
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August 2, 2017

Five tips for graduates entering the behavioral health workforce Congratulations, grad! You’ve made it through several years of rigorous academic study, and you’re ready to apply your knowledge and skills and become a therapist. In behavioral health care, the possibilities are many, and the industry needs more bright, passionate people like you to bolster its…
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ICD-10 Cheat Sheet

July 26, 2017

An expanded cheat sheet for common behavioral health codes. A testament to the nature of the healthcare industry, changes occur continuously and challenge the ways we use technology, apply care, and even classify diagnoses. The familiarity and instinctiveness that comes with decades of ICD-9 usage simply won’t disappear overnight for most providers, despite the ICD-10…
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July 18, 2017

Earlier this month, Valant was honored to host two cloud-services experts to talk about Amazon Web Services. These panelist spoke to how AWS security and capabilities can help bolster the behavioral health industry. This webinar was the result of countless blank stares received when we mentioned that our Platform was built on AWS. We know…
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July 17, 2017

April Razo is a force to be reckoned with. Each team she is part of, she changes for the better. She is constantly optimizing, looking for more efficient and effective ways to take care of her clients. As CEO of Spectrum, Ms. Razo uses her business savvy to optimize the integration of physical and behavioral…
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July 12, 2017

Three aspects of a successful transition The benefits of an EHR solution in the private practice setting have been well proven for some time now, yet for practices with a long history of running on paper records, the process of switching might seem arduous. Making a transition from paper to EHR smoothly is a matter…
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June 20, 2017

Four key methods for private practices to mitigate outstanding patient balances High deductible insurance plans are becoming increasingly common in health care, and have patients taking on more of the financial responsibility. As out-of-pocket costs rise, the probability of having an outstanding balance left on the table increases. Practices that are either struggling to get…
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https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/registry

June 9, 2017

The effectiveness of current and future clinical quality measures will be determined largely by the ongoing support of specialty registries, such as the APA-sponsored PsychPRO. APA was excited to promote its psychiatry-focused patient data registry during this year’s annual meeting, and many organizations, providers, and vendors were enthusiastic to get on board—including Valant. To learn…
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May 15, 2017

Why technology and data matter in a value-based world The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has created a psychiatry-focused patient data registry for its membership and other behavioral healthcare providers. The APA will be promoting this newly created Specialized Registry at their upcoming annual meeting in San Diego later this month. And if you’re wondering what…
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May 4, 2017

Manage your schedule (as well as your reputation) with a growing mental health client base A private mental health practice holds many of the same issues other small businesses hold. While smaller organizations have more direct control over the quality of the customer experience, larger practices tend to have increased complication. Where it used to…
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