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Generalized Anxiety Disorder ICD 10 – F41.1

Generalized Anxiety Disorder ICD 10 The 2022 updates to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) have given clinicians more precision in coding for anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and unspecified anxiety disorder were both previously coded as 300.00…
Andrew Schatzberg
August 23, 2022
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The Tools You Need for a Successful Group Therapy Session

What factors determine the success of a therapy group? Provider training, group cohesion, consistent attendance—these things each play a major role in effective group treatment. Less acknowledged, however, is what goes on behind the scenes, including the software and systems…
Andrew Schatzberg
April 14, 2022
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Case Study: Improving the Billing and Documentation Efficiency for School District Counseling Services

A partnership with Valant helped Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) Counseling Services reclaim hours of lost time and plug holes in an error-prone billing process. MDUSD Counseling Services was using hard copy files instead of an EHR to manage…
Heidi Amrine
January 28, 2022
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What Happens When Your Behavioral Health Practice is Audited or Subpoenaed – and How To Prepare

Audits and subpoenas may strike fear into the heart of many mental healthcare practice owners—but if you’re well prepared, there’s really nothing to fear. Knowing what to expect if your practice does need to comply with either of these processes…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 27, 2022
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Case Study: Catalyst Counseling Ditches Generic EHR for Valant’s Integrated Behavioral Health Software

Sarah Kugal, Chief Administrative Office at Catalyst Counseling LLC Catalyst Counseling, LLC, needed efficient processes to manage a network of 90-plus school therapists, but a cumbersome EHR system held them back. In Valant, Catalyst saw an opportunity to manage their…
Heidi Amrine
January 25, 2022
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Case Study: Solving Unseen Problems

The Mental Mediator turned to Valant for e-prescribing and learned just how much of their daily work could be improved. From integrated outcome measures to efficiencies with clinical documentation, this behavioral health practice improved their efficiency in ways they couldn't…
Heidi Amrine
January 6, 2022
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ICD-10-CM 2022 Updates

Updates to ICD-10-CM Coding 2022 The American Psychological Association (APA) announced coding updates to its DSM-5 diagnosis list based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 diagnostic coding updates for 2022. Healthcare providers worldwide use the ICD-10-CM…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 30, 2021
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Using Measurement-Based Care to Improve Patient Outcomes in Mental Health

A growing body of research affirms that behavioral health treatments are far more effective when clinicians use objective measures to assess patient progress. This practice, known within behavioral health as measurement-based care, involves the repeated screening of patient symptoms over…
Andrew Schatzberg
August 25, 2021