Category: Best Practices in Behavioral Health

July 7, 2020

Practices have made the transition to convert their practices to 100% virtual visits in just five days. In 4 easy steps, Valant shares how you can too.


Improve Your Mental Health Business

May 29, 2020

There are many strategies to consider when looking to improve your mental health business. Where do you start? Most successful behavioral health practices have these three things in common: They provide high-quality clinical care. They are profitable. They proactively mitigate risk for their practice. We’ve found that many behavioral health practices excel in one or…
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Melinda Fierros MD

May 21, 2020

The various options of EHRs are vast. Going through the process of choosing an EHR can be time consuming and complex. Melinda Fierros, MD shares her journey in shopping for an EHR and why she ultimately chose Valant as the EHR to trust with her patient’s data and the success of her practice. What were…
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Increase Client Volumes

April 17, 2020

A new challenge: Generating client flow COVID-19 has created new challenges. You have had to transition your practice to TeleMental Health nearly overnight. You have implemented new billing workflows to support telehealth. You have managed to resume a new baseline of operations albeit at a lower revenue than prior to the stay-at-home orders that have…
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April 9, 2020

These are unusual times. Arguably, there has been no greater time in history when mental health care has been more important than it is today, yet some practices are seeing a decline – or in some cases a complete halt – of patient flow. Between soaring unemployment rates with health insurance uncertainties and the technical…
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Vincent Bellwoar

December 20, 2019

Partnering with Valant EHR to increase market share and profits while meeting the challenges of Integrated Care, Outcomes Measures, and Value-Based Contracts Over the past dozen years, we have seen a significant shift in the role of behavioral healthcare. Once treated as an ancillary to primary care, we now recognize the fact that mental health…
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May 15, 2018

Part 2: integrating collaboration into the clinical process in 5 steps Time is a precious resource for any private behavioral health practice. Managing it effectively means smoothing out several interdependent clinical and administrative workflows, with documentation representing a significant part of that. Collaborative documentation can offer value in terms of both time and patient-provider interaction,…
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January 22, 2018

Part 1: The pros and cons of collaborative documentation When you think about clinical documentation, what does it represent for you and your practice? Depending on the practice, the answer may vary. For some, documentation is a struggle—even to the extent that providers hope for a no-show or a cancellation in order to spend the…
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November 30, 2017

“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 customer experience close to the chest, and are highly hesitant to share details of the implementation…
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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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