Category: EHR Technology

March 13, 2019

Key considerations for growing behavioral health practices As private behavioral health practices grow over time, they will eventually find themselves evaluating more robust technology solutions that can support their expanding case volumes. One of the most daunting aspects of taking on a new technology solution as a health care provider is the question of migrating…
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December 17, 2018

On December 10th, 2018, Valant hosted a webinar on the nuances of Medicaid requirements in the state of Kansas. Kansas has recently undergone some significant changes as far as regulatory bodies are concerned, from the transferring of Medicaid management systems to managed care organizations, to updated policy of its Medicaid program, the aptly-named “KanCare”. To…
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December 5, 2018

What it takes to thrive as an organization amid uncertainty Recent history has shown some of the most significant healthcare-related shakeups on a national level, but each state has experienced its own set of changes as well. In the state of Kansas, for example, debates over fee-for-service versus managed care models, the transferring of Medicaid…
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November 7, 2018

6 essential steps for successful enterprise software procurement Enterprise behavioral health organizations rely on technology for efficiency, workflow automation, and regulatory compliance. The shifting dynamics of health care mean that from time to time organizations must re-evaluate their technology needs and procure new solutions to help them achieve their goals. As an EHR solution impacts…
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September 19, 2018

New technology, new rules, new process Pick your favorite video streaming service and compare it to a random VCR company. If you were to ask them both if they had a pause button, both could honestly reply “yes”, but it would say little about the important distinctions between the underlying technologies of the two and…
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June 18, 2018

Where practices lose time and resources, and how technology can help Managing a private behavioral health practice involves making several important decisions that will determine its margins. Depending on the size of the practice, owners and managers must take certain things into account, such as facility costs, human resources, and technology solutions. For those operating…
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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 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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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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