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More mental health clinicians and third-party payers are beginning to recognize the advantages of a value-based care model in the behavioral health industry. Under a value-based care model, clinicians are reimbursed based on the quality of care given. This is usually measured by patient outcomes, using mental health assessment tools. The alternative is fee-for-service payment models, in which clinicians are paid based on the number of services provided, regardless of outcome.

Measurement-based care is the practice of tracking patient outcomes over time, for the purpose of establishing the value of care and realizing better patient results overall.

Valant was built with measurement-based care in mind. We have resources for every step of the journey, from learning about value-based care to full implementation at your practice. Find the resources you need below to get started with this effective model of care.

Defining Value-Based Care (VBC)

What is Value-Based Care? What Does It Mean for Behavioral Health?

Value-Based Care, or VBC, uses the quality of care rather than the number of services provided to determine a clinician’s reimbursement. As the behavioral health world increasingly recognizes the value of this model, providers will need to adopt tech solutions that allow them to quantify and track patient outcomes.

Value-Based Care vs. Fee-for-Service: Understanding the Key Differences in Healthcare Models

A comparison between payment based on patient results vs. payment for services rendered.

Value Based Care White Paper: 10 Easy Steps to Work Smarter and Reap Profits in 2023

A comprehensive white paper that ties it all together, including a guide to implementing VBC

How to Successfully Negotiate with Payers for Increased Reimbursement Rates: Achieving Pay for Performance in Behavioral Health

Industry experts discussing how to use VBC to negotiate with payers for better reimbursement rates


Measurement-Based Care (MBC) and Its Advantages

What is Measurement-Based Care?

Research on MBC strongly suggests that it improves patient outcomes in mental health settings. Learn the basics of MBC and why it’s growing in popularity in the mental health field.

Using Measurement-Based Care to Improve Patient Outcomes in Mental Health

Learn how and why MBC gets better results for your patients.

Your Measurement-Based Care Tool Kit

No MBC experience? No problem! Here are the tools you need to be successful at implementing this care modality.


How-Tos: Using Mental Health Assessment Tools and MBC In Your Daily Practice

Screening Tools 101: Outcome Measures for Mental Health

An introduction to screening tools and how clinicians use them to improve outcomes.

Outcome Measures and Rating Scales—Where to Start

Learn best practices for using rating scales, as well as the most popular scales used in mental health.

Measurement-Based Care: Putting Your Clinical Data to Work

Make your clinical data into a powerful tool for improving results and negotiating pay.

Using Measurement-Based Care to Increase Practice Profitability

Find out how to utilize MBC reimbursement codes, use results to negotiate better pay, and other tips to grow your revenue.

How to Get Paid for Measurement-Based Care

A few practical steps to help you increase payments to your practice.

The Importance of Measurement-Based Care for Behavioral Health Grant Writing

If you regularly apply for or plan to apply for behavioral health grants, use MBC to showcase your results and entice grantmakers to support you.

Leading the Adoption of Measurement-Based Care

Measurement-Based Care: What Do Patients Think?

Become confident in educating your patients about MBC, and how it can improve their results.

Industry Adoption of Measurement-Based Care: How to Get There

Misunderstandings and misgivings about this treatment method abound among behavioral health providers. Here’s what it will take to make MBC an industry-wide norm.

Driving Adoption of Measurement-Based Care in Your Practice

Learn how to communicate with clinicians and staff about MBC in a way that takes their concerns into account and clearly demonstrates MBC’s value to their work.

Improving Value-Based Care in Behavioral Health: An Interview with Vincent Bellwoar, PhD

The CEO of Springfield Psychological talks about the process of improving VBC in his own practice.