Month: June 2021

June 17, 2021

In the world of EHR software, a mental health practice has two main purchasing choices: subscription or perpetual, with “perpetual” meaning a one-time purchase where the practice owns the software outright. While the overall EHR industry trend is to offer the subscription-based model, a few EHR vendors continue to cling to the perpetual license model….
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Donna Offield, M.A., LPC

June 15, 2021

Working at Valant, we often hear inspiring stories from our customers. Here’s a special example from Donna Offield, M.A., LPC. The Beginning Donna Offield did not come into this world easily. While her father was serving in the United States Army in Vietnam, Donna’s mother went into labor – two and a half months early….
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Putting Your Clinical Data to Work

June 9, 2021

Data equals knowledge. Good clinical data provides the irrefutable evidence that goes beyond our assumptions and observations to give us actionable intelligence. Data keeps us from wasting time and resources. Clinical data in the behavioral health industry allows clinicians to establish patient baselines and benchmarks that can be used in setting up goals and treatment…
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Psychologist Taking Notes on a Clipboard

June 4, 2021

In this blog post, Valant discusses the ICD-10 codes for depression, ranging from F32.0 to F32.9. It’s important to note coding changes frequently; the new code for 2021 went into effect on October 1, 2020. As of this date, the ICD-10 diagnostic code for major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified is F32.9.   Other Uses…
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A psychologist takes clinical notes

June 1, 2021

In this blog post, Valant discusses the ICD-10 code for anxiety. The ICD-10 code for unspecified anxiety disorder is F41.1, a direct translation from the ICD-9 code 300.00. It is important to note, however, that there are a number of anxiety disorders indexed in ICD-10. The ICD-10 code for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), for example,…
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