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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
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Partnering with Your EHR

Communication with your EHR provider is important for the health of your practice, especially if practice growth is your goal. Your EHR can facilitate practice growth in many ways, but only if it meets your specific needs. When your EHR…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 12, 2023
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Starting a New Private Practice: Do You Need a New EHR?

People who dream of starting a private practice in the field of behavioral health rarely daydream about the logistics involved. But preparing for common challenges is fundamental to success. Before you take on the roles of both behavioral health provider…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 5, 2023
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Gathering Provider Feedback at Your Growing Practice

Provider feedback is a powerful tool for behavioral health practices: Feedback is a valuable indicator of whether or not things are on the right track. Gathering feedback, and then acting on it, can improve your practice’s efficiency and overall patient…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 1, 2023
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Benefits for Therapists: Beyond Wages

Even as the field of behavioral health grows, retaining skilled providers can prove challenging for growing practices. While competitive wages are of course crucial, innovative incentives beyond pay can play a pivotal role in provider retention. A more holistic approach…
Andrew Schatzberg
December 1, 2023