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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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DEA’s New Proposed Telemedicine Regulations

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the United States Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) implemented special rules allowing certain controlled medications to be prescribed by telehealth/telemedicine, without ever meeting the patient in-person. Although the federal pandemic emergency declaration…
Andrew Schatzberg
April 10, 2023
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EHR Implementation Best Practices

The use of electronic health record (EHR) systems in mental health practices to store, organize, and analyze healthcare data brings many advantages over on-paper record keeping. Once the EHR implementation process is complete, the software should make practice management easier,…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 31, 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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How to Make Your Group Telehealth Appointment a Success

How to Make Your Group Telehealth Appointment a Success Telehealth is a new frontier in the practice of group therapy. Despite the slough of information on individual telehealth since the pandemic began, fewer resources exist to guide clinicians in implementing…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 17, 2023
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6 Ways to Use Broadcast Messaging for Behavioral Health

Simplify the management of your practice by using broadcast messaging for behavioral health in these six creative ways. Broadcast messaging is a game changer when it comes to sending real-time, urgent messages to your behavioral healthcare clients. The same is…
Andrew Schatzberg
March 7, 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
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How Can Behavioral Health Services Leverage ChatGPT?

In November 2022, a service called ChatGPT was released by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) research company founded in 2015. ChatGPT taps into a large database of text data from various sources (books, the web, etc.) to produce automated text…
Andrew Schatzberg
February 15, 2023