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What Is an Insurance Panel? The Pros and Cons and How To Get on Them

In this article, we will dive into insurance panels for private practices, which can be a great way to find a reliable stream of behavioral health patients. What Is an Insurance Panel? Joining an insurance panel means signing a contract…
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What Are SOAP Notes and How Do You Write Them?

Mental health progress notes, also known as clinical notes or treatment notes, are a key part of every behavioral health practice. Progress notes are where you record information about treatments applied and how the patient responds to treatment. The information…
Andrew Schatzberg
April 30, 2023
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The Great Patient Scheduling Debate: Should Patients Be Able to Self-Schedule?

Patient scheduling is one of the most critical workflows to optimize at your behavioral health practice because it is one of the most frequent tasks on any given day. As with so many administrative processes, technology has revolutionized appointment booking,…
Andrew Schatzberg
April 22, 2023
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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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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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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 To Start a Private Practice

How do you start a private mental health practice smoothly and efficiently, with all its moving parts, without overlooking a vital step or getting bogged down in overwhelm? Follow along for a structured map and expert guidance on how to…
Andrew Schatzberg
February 24, 2023