Month: May 2021

May 12, 2021

In this blog post, Valant discusses the ICD-10 code for Altered Mental Status. Altered mental status, unspecified (R41.82) is a billable ICD-10 diagnostic code under HIPAA regulations from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. This code is acceptable to insurers when used to describe a marked change in mental health status not attributable to…
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total cost of ownership

May 5, 2021

If your practice hasn’t started administering outcome measures or using measurement-based care, you should be. Why? Not only is it rapidly becoming the standard of care, but it allows you to achieve better patient outcomes faster, and you can get paid more for using it. Measurement-based care is defined as the systematic administration of symptom…
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What is Measurement Based Care

May 3, 2021

Measurement-based care is a term that’s been around since 2006, yet remains unfamiliar to many behavioral health professionals still today. It is defined as the systematic administration of symptom rating scales and other assessment tools to help initially assess behavioral health patients, inform beginning and ongoing treatment decisions, improve treatment outcomes, and measure results. How…
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