Category: Managing Your Practice

February 26, 2019

5 tips for creating the best business cards for your private behavioral health practice Although modern technology has changed and enhanced the many ways in which we conduct business, some things have remained the same. For example, nothing else can give a first impression of the practice quite as personally, creatively, and effectively as a…
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January 16, 2019

Considerations for creating an effective behavioral health business plan To compare a private behavioral health practice to a retail store might seem like an awkward juxtaposition to some. After all, a retail consumer and a client suffering from mental illness have two distinct sets of needs that have little in common. But at the end…
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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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August 20, 2018

How to grow into a full-time career in behavioral health care Recently graduated behavioral health professionals learn valuable insights and skills throughout their academic experiences that enable them to provide quality care, but sometimes find themselves under-equipped in matters pertaining to business and marketing. As a result, many providers begin their careers with considerable gaps…
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May 7, 2018

Essential marketing tips for private behavioral health practices The primary mission of the behavioral health provider is to deliver high-quality care to patients and clients, but at the end of the day, the continuity of business is what enables practices to keep their doors open. Like any other business, keeping a steady flow of patronage…
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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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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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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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