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Billed as the nation’s most effective advocate for behavioral health prevention, early intervention, science-based treatment, and recovery, the National Council for Behavioral Health wears many hats that serve one cause: mental health. Whether it’s by effecting federal change by pushing through much-needed policies on the Hill or stifling mental health stigma with science or social media, the National Council is a best friend to behavioral health providers and vendors alike—even if they don’t know it (you likely do).

Medicare Payment Reform: What Behavioral Health Providers Should Know

MACRA (1)The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (otherwise known as MACRA) was signed into law in April 2015. A few months ago, the CMS released its proposed rule for what MACRA entails. What does that mean for behavioral health providers who care for Medicare beneficiaries? Let’s break it down.

The Behavioral Health EHR Landscape: Scott Lloyd, President MTM Services

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We welcome back Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services, to Mental Health News Radio. When you want to challenge yourself and work with THE Behavioral Health consulting firm you reach out to Scott Lloyd. MTM Services is a strategic partner with The National Council for Behavioral Health – the heart of what’s happening in and the future of Behavioral Healthcare.

Our CEO, Kristin Walker, will be presenting at the 2016 National Council Conference in Las Vegas with Scott. Today we give you a small taste of what we’ll be focusing on for our presentation. 

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The topic?  What’s Your Problem: You or Your EHR

Tuesday, March 8th at 10 AM Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Session Code: C20

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EHR Software Demonstration Tips and Tricks 2.0: What Providers Need to Watch Out For

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Is your EHR demo a whole lot of hocus pocus?

Choosing the right behavioral health EHR is one of the most important decisions a mental health organization will make.

Before you dive into purchasing the software that will be running your practice make sure the vendor providing the demo is not really a magician. In our time spent only selling mental health EHRs, we have done demos exactly as trained by the creators of the products. We found out later this was horrendously misleading and when we started doing demonstrations of the products exactly as they worked, sales of these EHRs slowed down to a trickle. As they should.

everythingEHR has been reviewing behavioral health EHRs for the past few years. Many of our clients from mental health billers to behavioral health providers have come to rely on our EHR knowledge to help them during the often painful process of selecting a system that will ultimately run their practice. We have demoed more than forty behavioral health EHRs. Some are 100% mental health focused and others serve many sectors of health care and include a behavioral health component. We found that the process of vetting EHR vendors can and should be a time-consuming journey but often filled with missteps and some landmines. Our clients always report a serious reduction in anxiety by having one of our advisers join them on each and every demo.

Leadership and the Art of Positive Thinking: the Sunny Side of EHR Adoption

grass-and-blue-sky-banners-10096636It is so easy to slip into negative thinking when walking the dusty trail of adopting an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system within your behavioral healthcare practice. But this type of thinking and talking can actually result in poorer self-esteem in the workplace and reduce performance during this often challenging time of change.

There is a large and growing body of research on the measurable impact a positive mind-set has on workplace satisfaction and performance. At a minimum, these findings suggest that workplace enthusiasm – and, on the flip side, negativity – impact organizational productivity.

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Organizational leaders during a massive technological overhaul – such as adopting a new EHR – are asked to show more composure than perhaps ever before in the workplace. Adoption of a new system requires patience to minimize the impact of uncertainty among coworkers amidst the already existing day-to-day demands of your practice.  

Behavioral Health EHRs: The New Model for Integrated Care Technology

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Our guest today on Mental Health News Radio is Brook West, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Valant — one of the leading Behavioral Health EHRs. We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with the Valant team even visiting their corporate office in downtown Seattle in 2014.

As the Behavioral Health market moves toward direct integration with primary care we turn our focus toward electronic health record software vendors that are already using new technology to deliver solutions. Vendors that have superior credibility and credentials in Behavioral Health, attract quality leadership, and possess an unparalleled infrastructure. Our listeners know that Behavioral Health is our passion. Technology designed by the right organizations have a direct effect on mental health providers and their ability to deliver patient care. 

Join Brook West and our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, as they discuss where Valant is headed and how their EHR solution is paving an entirely new road for Behavioral Health organizations.

 

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Holistic Electronic Health Record Solutions for Behavioral Health: Dr Cloud EMR

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We’ve beat the drum about checking on credentials, funding, scalability, and browser-based solutions in the Behavioral Health EHR market. How refreshing to have a discussion using the term holistic when it comes to electronic health records. John Dunbar of Dr Cloud EMR joins us for a candid discussion about their platform, a preferred EHR vendor with The Association of Addiction Professionals. 

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Behavioral Health Compliance: Making It Easy for Providers and Agencies

HIPAA_SealRGB-1HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus,  PCI regulations – these are words that can strike fear into the heart of any Behavioral Health organization. They don’t need to as we found after speaking with our guest today on Mental Health News Radio. We sat down with Marc Haskelson, the President and CEO of Compliancy Group, to find out how easy compliance can be.

Complimentary Webinars on Compliancy in Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health EHR YOUR WAY: An Interview with Jay Lacny

EHR YOUR WAY - LogoOne of the fastest growing EHRs in the Behavioral Health market is EHR YOUR WAY. We’ve had the pleasure of working with their team for over a year and as you’ll hear on the show, it has been eye opening for our consulting group. With Behavioral Health finally getting the recognition it deserves, we are seeing an explosion of new technology vendors. We were able to glue our guest, Jay Lacny, to his chair for longer than 5 minutes and discuss this exciting and innovative EHR, why they chose to focus on Behavioral Health, and (without giving away their secrets) why they’ve become so popular, so fast. If you are looking for advanced tools for Behavioral Health with affordable pricing, tune in to this show!

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