Category: Private Practice

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 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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November 6, 2017

How to thrive as a private practice owner without foundational support Healthcare paradigms change continuously, and the dynamics of the private practice today are a lot different than they used to be. Tightening regulatory measures, insurance constraints, and an overall societal emphasis on consumerism and cost containment have caused many providers to find comfort in…
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October 25, 2017

The provision of quality behavioral health care, be it psychiatry, therapy, counseling, or otherwise, has with it a level of personal involvement that is seldom rivaled by other industries. At Valant, we’re no stranger to the importance of the work providers do to improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable individuals, which is why we…
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October 11, 2017

5 indications a change is needed For many behavioral health practices, looking back at an EHR implementation is not always done with fondness. Taking on a new software solution often creates strain on a practice’s limited time and resources. Even as EHR technology improves and new features and functionality exist that can better serve the…
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October 2, 2017

Jonathan Woods of Comprehensive Mental Health Services discusses documentation and the continuity of care Producing positive results for patients in a behavioral healthcare setting is largely driven by the quality of documentation. Recording important details and measuring outcomes are quintessential aspects of an effective care strategy, and this is especially true when collaboration is required…
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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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July 24, 2017

Melody Frye on the transition from employee to private practice owner Behavioral health care professionals, whether they be part of a small private practice or a public behavioral health organization, contribute to the goal of improved population health through their respective channels. As clinicians grow and develop professionally, the best possible fit for their unique…
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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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