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Renae Rossow
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EHR for Mental Health: Catering to the Clinical Process

EHR for Mental Health: Catering to the Clinical Process

As we continue our series discussing EHR for Mental Health, let’s take a look at the clinical process. The Best EHR for Mental Health Providers should offer a fast and intuitive way to register clients and collect demographic and financial information. For efficiency, information is centralized, and you can easily see assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes all from within the client record.

EHR for Mental Health: Moving Beyond Color Coding

EHR for Mental Health: Moving Beyond Color Coding

As we continue our series “EHR for Mental Health Buyer’s Guide,” we want to take a look at several features that should be on the must-have list for every provider. Pretty colors are great and definitely helpful in visually pointing out certain information, but today’s technology can give you much more and, like other providers, those that specialize in behavioral health should demand it.

How to Provide Chronic Care Management Without Crippling Your Practice

How to Provide Chronic Care Management Without Crippling Your Practice

It’s taken quite a bit of time to get it going, but the colossal industry of Healthcare is beginning to slowly, slowly change directions. Previously, healthcare was simply set up to react to illnesses by treating symptoms. However, after an enormous amount of research showed some pretty shocking numbers, a gradual move towards Chronic Care Management (CCM) has begun to sweep the nation.

Medical Billing:  The #1 Way to Reduce Your Staff's Stress

Medical Billing: The #1 Way to Reduce Your Staff's Stress

We know the front office of almost every healthcare practice in the world is under a lot of stress. In fact, there are some pretty significant changes taking place in the healthcare industry that require staff to do and know more than ever before. It’s unquestionably taking its toll on many. Be that as it may, the front desk and medical billing staff are absolutely critical to a practice’s financial and operational success.

Electronic Faxing - Do or Don't?

Electronic Faxing - Do or Don't?

Technology has changed for pretty much every aspect of today's healthcare practice and the same holds true for the good old fax machine. We were all pretty impressed when the fax advanced from a roll of thermal printing paper to regular copy paper, but now the tech world has taken us way beyond even that. Today, we don’t have to leave our desk to send and receive faxes.

ICD-10 Readiness:  Why Physicians Don't Need to Worry

ICD-10 Readiness: Why Physicians Don't Need to Worry

With ICD-10 right in front of us, it’s more important than ever to accurately assess the billing cycle within your practice. Simple coding mistakes after October 1, 2015 can add up quickly to create massive delays in revenue. Seems a bit scary right? Especially with all of the discussions popping up in the healthcare news warning us about thousands of codes, achieving ICD-10 readiness and how difficult the transition will be.