Category: Private Practice

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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July 5, 2017

Carolyn Ramp of Resolution Counseling circumvents logistical costs and resource constraints The total cost of running a business can be hard to quantify without taking all factors into account, and behavioral health care is no different. Practice-related costs come in tangible forms, such as rent, payroll, and office supplies, but equally important (if not more…
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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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June 7, 2017

Kristin Seitanakis of InterCare Psychiatric Services explains life before and after Valant Finding the right EHR for your large practice isn’t something that can be approached half-heartedly. For Kristin Seitanakis, Chief Operating Officer for InterCare Psychiatric Services, it became apparent just how much an underperforming EHR can hold a practice back. Seitanakis recalled, “We used…
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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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April 14, 2017

The Three-Day Audit Jodi Province Counseling Services serves clients in five counties of North Carolina, and just had the most positive Medicaid audit possible. After hearing that the audit would come in 30 days, Jodi didn’t panic. Instead, she scanned her client records for any gaps and was soon ready. The Medicaid office told Jodi…
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