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How EHR Reporting Helps Identify Areas of Improvement for Your Practice

Behavioral health practices must manage a multitude of factors well in order to be successful. Moreover, from patient needs and treatment modalities to regulatory compliance and financial management, practice managers need to make strategic, informed decisions in a number of…
Andrew Schatzberg
February 24, 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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Is it Possible to Make Billers and Providers Happy in Behavioral Health?

In the mental healthcare landscape, billers and providers face challenges related to workloads and regulations. When their processes aren’t aligned, these challenges can become worse. Optimizing billing and provider satisfaction in behavioral health should be a priority for every practice.…
Andrew Schatzberg
November 29, 2023
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Simplifying The Process of Collecting Payments at the Time of Service for Behavioral Health Practices

Prompt revenue collection is a key strategy to keeping your behavioral health practice financially viable. Good billing practices for insurance are obviously crucial, but we sometimes neglect to put the same emphasis on collecting from clients. Patient payment has a…
Andrew Schatzberg
September 1, 2023
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Why Your Practice Should Accept Insurance for Therapy Along With Private Pay

As a mental health provider, the idea of accepting insurance for therapy can feel daunting. Accepting insurance in private practice involves a lengthy credentialing process and requires you to cede some control over your pricing structure and the speed at…
Andrew Schatzberg
May 12, 2023
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What Is an Insurance Panel? The Pros and Cons and How To Get on Them

In this article, we will dive into insurance panels for private practices, which can be a great way to find a reliable stream of behavioral health patients. What Is an Insurance Panel? Joining an insurance panel means signing a contract…
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What Is a Clearinghouse and How Can It Help Your Behavioral Health Practice?

A medical billing clearinghouse is an intermediary that helps streamline communications between healthcare providers and healthcare payors. This includes checking billing claims for errors and enabling interoperability of various software systems. Behavioral health practices can cut down on errors, lost…
Andrew Schatzberg
April 15, 2023
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Superbills 101: What Is a Superbill? What Info Needs to Be On It?

Providing “superbills” to your patients may be an excellent way to get more business and help your patients fully take advantage of the insurance benefits available to them. A superbill is a special type of invoice, also sometimes referred to…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 18, 2023
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Value-Based Care vs. Fee-for-Service: Understanding the Key Differences in Healthcare Models

Value-Based Care vs. Fee-for-Service In this article, we will explore behavioral healthcare definitions and compare and contrast value-based care (VBC) vs. fee-for-service models. While the fee-for-service model is more traditional, the newer value-based care model has been gaining popularity in…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 1, 2023