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What Your Private Practice Operating Budget Should Look Like

Navigating New Challenges For behavioral health practitioners starting their own private practice, navigating the financial side can often be daunting. After all, they've trained and specialized in behavioral health, not accounting. Understanding the intricacies of budgeting and financial planning for…
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3 Ways to Get Credentialed with Insurance Companies

Insurance credentialing is an important, intricate process that results in you becoming a “paneled,” in-network provider for a health insurance plan. Credentialing can help your behavioral health practice bring in more patients and more revenue, but it can take several…
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EHR Features that Help Standardize your Behavioral Health Practice

As practices expand to accommodate more providers, it becomes more important to standardize operations. Without standardization, managing a larger practice can quickly become an unruly, inefficient process. Worse yet, it could lead to inconsistent patient care. When your practice scales…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 26, 2024
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5 Signs Your Behavioral Health Practice Needs to Regain Centralized Control (And How to Do It)

Efficient operations are the foundation of any successful behavioral health practice, with a thoughtful clinical workflow supporting quality patient care and sustainable practice growth. Centralized control streamlines workflows, fostering collaboration among staff and optimizing resource allocation. Effective practice management requires…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 21, 2024
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Transitioning to In-House Billing for Mental Health Services

For behavioral health practices, transitioning to in-house billing for mental health services can be extremely beneficial. In-house billing can boost efficiency, reduce spending, improve revenue streams, and simplify compliance—even with ever-evolving regulations. Many providers outsource their billing, especially if they…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 2, 2024
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Internal vs. External Audit for Mental Health Practices

Being prepared for audits is a critical aspect of running a successful mental health practice. And, of course, it’s a field where compliance with regulations and industry standards is non-negotiable. Compliance ultimately protects both patients and practices. The details of…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 30, 2024
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2024 ICD-10 Updates

The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) released updates for 2024 related to behavioral health, which went into effect October 1, 2023. This year’s changes include revisions to coding regulations for certain conditions. These revisions help practitioners communicate more…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 25, 2024