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ICD-10 2023 Updates

New diagnostic codes related to behavioral health conditions have gone into effect via the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) effective as of October 1, 2022. These updated codes expand upon and specify existing categories of behavioral…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 27, 2023
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Patient Waitlist Management and How To Make the Most of It

Behavioral health clinics across the nation continue to absorb a wave of clients struggling with mental health. The long-term psychological effects of recent national and world events will likely take years to untangle. In the meantime, waitlists for mental health…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 21, 2023
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What is Value-Based Care? What Does It Mean for Behavioral Health?

You may have heard that “value-based care” is attracting attention in the healthcare world. In fact, some predict that it will help define the future of healthcare. But what, exactly, is this type of care—and how does it apply to…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 18, 2023
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What Is E-Prescribing and How Does it Work?

Technology has allowed mental health providers to move many tasks online. Just as scheduling, clinical notes, and entire therapy sessions can happen digitally, so too can the prescription process. E-prescribing refers to the process of submitting prescription orders to pharmacies…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 15, 2023
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Mental Health Medical Billing Software

Effective billing routines are a critical part of your behavioral health practice. Seemingly small details all add up to make a big difference toward being forthright and professional with your patients, fully documenting the services you deliver, being reimbursed by…
Andrew Schatzberg
January 7, 2023
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The Hidden Cost of Managing Prospective Patients: How Your EHR Can Help Coordinate New Patient Inquiries.

Whether you’re a solo practitioner or the manager of a multi-provider clinic, you must develop an effective system to coordinate new patient inquiries. Prospective patient management may seem routine, but it could be costing you money if not handled correctly.…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 17, 2022
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How EHR-Integrated Credit Card Processing Benefits My Practice

Why bother with EHR credit card integration? What are the benefits of EHR-integrated card processing vs. processing done through a third-party service, like a countertop terminal? The short answer is yes—a big difference. Credit card integration benefits reach far beyond…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 14, 2022
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7 Ideas to Increase Group Therapy Attendance and Reduce No Shows

All behavioral health clinicians have experienced it: the clock ticks one minute past appointment start time, then two, then ten. Finally, you call it. Your patient isn’t coming today, and you might as well move on to the next task.…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 9, 2022
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Avoid the Avoidable with Therapy Appointment Reminder Software

The best therapy appointment reminder software helps mental health providers avoid “Avoidable Inefficiency,” empowers the patient, and strengthens the relationship between provider and patient. “Avoidable inefficiency” is a sophisticated way of describing unnecessarily missed appointments. While missed appointments represent a…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 1, 2022