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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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No Surprises Act: Information for Behavioral Health Practices

On July 1, 2021, the Biden administration issued an interim final rule establishing the No Surprises Act (NSA), which introduces consumer protections against high medical costs and has implications for how physical and behavioral health providers bill for services. The…
Heidi Amrine
January 5, 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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Tips for Using Whiteboarding During Telehealth Appointments

Whiteboarding is a powerful tool to take traditionally in-person therapy activities to the digital telehealth space. With 41 percent of behavioral health appointments conducted online, therapists and psychiatrists can no longer rely on pen-and-paper or other physical materials for things…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 13, 2021
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Measurement-Based Care: What Do Patients Think?

Why You Should Educate Your Patients About the Benefits of Measurement-Based Care Although behavioral health providers are fast embracing measurement-based care as an effective approach that generates better results for patients, patients themselves are—on the whole—less knowledgeable about this methodology…
Heidi Amrine
September 17, 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
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Industry Adoption of Measurement-Based Care: How to Get There

Measurement-based care has the potential to revolutionize behavioral health care. With its demonstrated improvements in patient outcomes and engagement, a strong argument can be made for adopting it as the standard method of care across the entire industry. The physical…
Andrew Schatzberg
August 12, 2021