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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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Switching Your EHR? Here’s How to Get Your Providers on Board

Switching electronic health record (EHR) systems is a significant undertaking for any behavioral health practice. To successfully implement a new system, it’s imperative for your practice to get buy-in from your providers. Their cooperation and commitment are key to ensuring…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 1, 2024
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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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New Mental Health Medications

The landscape of psychiatric medicine has evolved considerably in recent decades. New mental health medications are often more effective, while also offering fewer and/or less severe side effects. It is important for prescribers and other mental health professionals to stay…
Andrew Schatzberg
February 1, 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