To take your behavioral health practice to the next level, focus on improving your workflows and patient outcomes. Streamline clinical and administrative tasks to save time, and track patient progress to gain insight into the most effective treatments. As you become more skilled in practice management, you will see improvements in revenue and overall success.
Learning How To Grow Your Practice
Guidance for New Behavioral Health Practices
Growth requires expanding your client roster and creating the administrative infrastructure to support it. Don’t get caught off guard by the new demands that growth will bring. Prepare to scale up your workflow accordingly.
Common questions asked by others like you
Outcome measures provide an objective view of your clients’ symptoms over time, allowing clinicians to assess the severity and evolution of conditions more precisely. Outcome measures provide concrete data on how symptoms respond to certain treatments, which can be used to hone treatment plans and achieve faster outcomes. They also provide patients with evidence of their improvement, which can become powerful encouragement.
Engaging patients can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a drain on your resources. By automating patient engagement efforts, you can keep clients plugged in without overwhelming your workload. Appointment reminders, auto-sending documents like outcome measures and “homework” between appointments, and a patient portal with a messaging feature are all easy ways to keep clients engaged without demanding copious amounts of maintenance on the practice end. With the right tools, you can improve patient outcomes and keep clients happy without expending too many resources.
Your billing method will depend on your individual needs and goals. In general, in-house billing may save you money, give you more control over the process, and reduce the potential for data security breaches. However, it comes with a steep learning curve of billing and coding skills, and you may realize higher reimbursements in the long run by utilizing professional billers. Outsourced billing is more expensive and affords you less control over the process, but it is also less time and labor-intensive, and allows someone else to manage organization and deadlines. For more information, read our list of pros and cons for in-house vs. outsourced billing.
Automate as many aspects of your clinical notes as possible. It’s faster to edit and complete an automated note than to create the entire thing from scratch. Valant speeds your documentation with auto-generating narratives, the ability to carry forward information from previous notes, and automatic population of outcome measures into the note. Say goodbye to the pileup of documentation work!