Category: Best Practices in Behavioral Health

Woman with mask on laptop for telehealth session

December 31, 2020

Remote work is a thing we’ve all become very familiar with within the age of COVID. However, working remotely as a therapist or psychiatrist can present a unique set of challenges. From ensuring you have the proper telemedicine technology, abiding by all HIPAA regulations in a virtual setting, and maintaining a personal connection with your…
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ICD-10 Cheat Sheet

December 14, 2020

An expanded list of common diagnostic codes for mental & behavioral health. A testament to the nature of the healthcare industry, changes occur continuously and challenge the ways we use technology, apply care, and even classify diagnoses. The familiarity and instinctiveness that comes with decades of ICD-9 usage simply won’t disappear overnight for most providers,…
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November 24, 2020

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the United States Department of Health & Human Services, predicts a nationwide shortage of 10,000 to nearly 50,000 mental health professionals by 2025 if the current trends continue. The predicted shortage includes marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists. The rumors…
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Webinar: Boosting Clinical Productivity and Automating Payroll Calculations

November 20, 2020

When it comes to defining the right key performance indicators (KPIs) to track for your behavioral health practice, it can be hard to know where to start. One of the KPIs that is important for every practice to measure is clinical productivity, as it can have a direct and significant impact on your bottom line….
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November 2, 2020

Business plans act as the foundation for any type of business and are important for setting benchmarks to measure success. But how do you write a business plan for a mental health private practice? Valant takes a look at the components of a business plan and translates it into an easy-to-use framework for both mental…
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EHR Will Increase Your Profitability

October 19, 2020

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) market continues to boom, however there are still many within the behavioral healthcare industry hesitant to make that next step. One of the biggest (and most justifiable) fears is cost. However, what some practices fail to realize is that the right EHR will increase your profitability in unexpected ways. Here…
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EHR Implementation

October 19, 2020

“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 onboarding experience close to the chest and are highly hesitant to share details of the implementation…
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How to Increase Patient Portal Adoption

September 29, 2020

Patient portals are an empowering tool for your behavioral health clients, as well as for your office staff and clinicians. However, despite all the benefits, it can be difficult to get patients to use the portal – or even activate their account in the first place. Driving patient portal adoption can be a challenge, but…
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September 28, 2020

What gets you out of bed and over to your practice each morning? Odds are that you think about something like meaningful work with your clients and the success of your practice as a business. But whatever your specific goals may be, how well you’re able to leverage your EHR system is also coupled with…
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Marketing your Private Practice

September 13, 2020

It is through no small amount of effort that someone becomes a behavioral healthcare provider. Whether it’s therapy, advanced nursing, or psychiatry, becoming a behavioral healthcare provider requires countless hours of study, certifications, schooling, internships, residencies, seminars, and continuing medical education. In short, providers know their craft, and they know it well. But for those…
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