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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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Avoid Customization with a Specialty-Specific EHR

Are you considering customizations to your EHR? Behavioral health practices frequently find that they need customizations to better support their work. That’s because many EHRs are “generalist” systems, designed to fit the needs of your average physical healthcare discipline. Using…
Andrew Schatzberg
November 28, 2023
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How to Get the Most Out of Role-Based Access

Role-based access control (RBAC) is a critical feature of modern electronic health records (EHR) software systems. RBAC helps secure your patients’ sensitive data while improving usability and accountability for staff. With role-based access, you can define permissions for different roles…
Andrew Schatzberg
November 7, 2023
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Mastering Automated Reminders for Better Patient Engagement

Patient engagement is one of the cornerstones of an effective behavioral health practice. When patients actively participate in their own care, it can play a pivotal role in their treatment and outcomes. Today, automated reminders have emerged as a powerful…
Andrew Schatzberg
October 31, 2023
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Simplify and Save: A List of Third-Party Tools You Can Replace with an All-In-One EHR

There are many tools out there to help behavioral health providers offer their patients the best care possible. This is especially true in the wake of telehealth gaining traction during the pandemic. But using more tools doesn’t always mean better…
Andrew Schatzberg
October 27, 2023
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How Hiring a Prescriber Can Improve Quality of Patient Care and Grow Your Therapy Practice

Adding a practitioner with prescriptive authority to your therapy practice can help expand your practice and improve your quality of patient care. Patients have been shown to benefit from the combination of psychotherapy and medication for disorders such as depression.…
Andrew Schatzberg
October 14, 2023
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3 Ways to Achieve HIPAA-Compliant Communication for Behavioral Health

Communicating with patients - in a compliant manner - is an essential part of your behavioral health practice. All practices must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In order…
Andrew Schatzberg
July 28, 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