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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.

Exploring Revenue Cycle Management Solutions in Behavioral Health

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The National Council for Behavioral Health: CEO and President Linda Rosenberg

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Our guest on this edition of Mental Health News Radio needs no introduction. Linda Rosenberg is the CEO and President of The National Council for Behavioral Health. We are honored she was able to take time out of her busy schedule to speak with us a few days before the biggest event in Behavioral Health, the council’s annual conference. Our show is known for authentic conversations with incredible human beings. Linda’s passion for Behavioral Health shines through in every statement she makes. She is also extremely funny, real, and intelligent. We are certainly thankful her leadership is at the forefront of our favorite sector of healthcare: Behavioral Health.
 
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Behavioral Health Revenue Cycle Management: Triadic LLC

triadic-llc-logoMeet two technologists, Cindy Day and Heather Griffin, owners of Triadic, LLC – a Behavioral Health specific revenue cycle management company. It became imperative for everythingEHR to find a billing company that understands how electronic health records software works. The Triadic team is responsible for processing millions of dollars in claims per month for some of the largest Community Mental Health agencies in the United States.

Join our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, as she discusses the skill-set and passion required to serve our favorite sector of healthcare: 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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The Short List: Narrowing the scope of your Behavioral Health EHR search

shortlistAs a mental and behavioral healthcare practice ready to adopt or expand a paperless system, you might find yourself in new territory without a map.

While there is no one perfect catchall, forming a shortlist of vendors depends on understanding how important features of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology can meet the needs of your workplace. Assessing your needs, knowing what you are looking for, and being in the know about key features that systems offer saves you valuable time, energy – and in the long run – cost. The features listed below provide a good starting point in leading you in the right direction to find the EHR your practice needs.  We are also a phone call or email away if you would like a guide through this process. 

Credibility: Who are the founding members of the organization? Are they mental health providers that have created software that runs their own successful mental health agencies? Would the CEO or President be an invited speaker at a Behavioral Health conference to discuss something other than technology? What kind of contributions have the founding members created for Behavioral Health? Are they the face of the company? Can you find their staff on LinkedIn with a multitude of and varied experience in the field of Behavioral Health? 

Billing System: A billing system that focuses on easy setup for direct billing to many payers within the application but also offers built-in integration with clearinghouses for payment and eligibility checking so you spend less time in clearinghouse portals to process your billing. EHRs that have direct links to databases that house every insurance payers address, phone numbers, etc. which reduces the amount of time your practice needs to spend setting up the system, as well as, human error.  EHRs with tools that show you as a provider what your reimbursement rates should be across multiple insurance payers. 

The Genesis of Revenue Cycle Management for Behavioral Health with Dr. Trina Young Greer

GenesisAssistOn our quest to find revenue cycle management firms that uphold the ethical standards, fiscal responsibility, mature leadership, and seasoned personnel we at everythingEHR are grateful to have met the team at Genesis Assist and Genesis Counseling Center. As we work with the best-in-class Behavioral Health EHR vendors, it became imperative to also find billing and practice management firms that compliment our other recommended service providers. 

It is our pleasure today to interview Dr. Trina Young Greer who is the founder of a multi-site and thriving behavioral health agency in Virginia. She is also one of the founders of Genesis Assist: a practice management and revenue cycle management organization. 

Her journey as an entrepreneur is inspiring and we are proud to introduce her team and principals to our listeners, clients, and colleagues. Please join us on Mental Health News Radio for an informative and necessary look into what it takes to run a successful mental health practice, one that also inspires and guides many other agencies on their own journey to success.

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How Do Counselors Inspire to Aspire: An Interview with Annie Shaw

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The reason we started Mental Health News Radio was to give those serving behavioral health a voice. We are the listeners. We are also caregivers. We wanted a platform where your voices could be heard. Where an audience of your peers can listen to your stories. Stories about what inspired you to become a therapist, open your own practice, or work in a community mental health center, what your specialties are, what tools and services you use to maintain your clinical records, and how you take care of yourself.

There is no doubt you will enjoy this next show. Our entire team was inspired just listening to our guest Annie Shaw. She is a perfect example of why we love hosting Mental Health News Radio.

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Making the Big Behavioral Health EHR Switch: Care and Counseling Center of Georgia

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What is a Community Mental Health organization to do when it is time to make the switch from one Behavioral Health EHR to another?

They start planning.

They outline what isn’t working about their current system and plan out their goals for transitioning to a new EHR that can better handle their needs. Sometimes the first jump into an electronic health record system is successful only in that it transitions the agency off a paper-based system and educates the staff about what kinds of features they want in a new system.

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