FREE OCD Worksheets: Exposure, Worry Management & Response

Dealing with OCD, worry, anxiety, and fear can be difficult – and as a therapist you take on the responsibility of helping your patients realize they have the power to control these thoughts and feelings. Cognitive behavioral therapy in the form of written and exposure exercises can be used to help OCD patients identify theirContinue reading “FREE OCD Worksheets: Exposure, Worry Management & Response”

Billing Challenges in Mental and Behavioral Health and How to Handle Them

As a provider for mental and behavioral health services, it is important that you have an organized billing process which will save you time so you can focus on what is most important – patient care. Below are some billing challenges you might find yourself faced with, some tips to manage these challenges and how ShareNote’s billing solutions can help.   Challenge #1 Patient Insurance Changes and Pre-Approvals  PatientsContinue reading “Billing Challenges in Mental and Behavioral Health and How to Handle Them”

Wiley Practice Planner: Treatment Planning, Note Building and Their Effect on Positive Patient Outcomes

One of the most important aspects of your practice is providing positive patient outcomes. As a provider of mental and behavioral health services, ensuring patients are making steps towards recovery involves more than just appointments. Detailed treatment plans, take home assignments and other types of therapy are crucial, but can take considerable time to put together. With Wiley Practice Planners and Note Builders,Continue reading “Wiley Practice Planner: Treatment Planning, Note Building and Their Effect on Positive Patient Outcomes”

11 Ways a Dedicated Billing Specialist Will Add Value to Your Organization

 As the owner or operator of a behavioral health  organization, your livelihood hinges on your ability to maximize efficiency for patients and your staff. But achieving this goal is often easier said than done, especially when your collections and claims processing seem to be stuck in quicksand. The good news is you can jump startContinue reading “11 Ways a Dedicated Billing Specialist Will Add Value to Your Organization”

How Telehealth Can Build Better Relationships Between Practitioners and Patients

For a variety of reasons, this day in age, patients may not be willing to go into the doctor’s office. This could be the result of illness, fear, depression, or a host of other challenges. That’s where telehealth comes into play. In December 2019, only 8 percent of the American population used telehealth and, in May 2020, this number increased to 29 percent. PriorContinue reading “How Telehealth Can Build Better Relationships Between Practitioners and Patients”

Why Telehealth Will Be More Prevalent for Behavioral Health in the Future

As the COVID-19 pandemic arose and then permeated the healthcare industry, the use of Telehealth spread like wildfire. All sub-industries of the medical field had to find new ways to reach and treat their patients, while maintaining the required standards to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. What many were not expecting was the effect it would have on the industry, and those utilizing the tool. Although the pandemicContinue reading “Why Telehealth Will Be More Prevalent for Behavioral Health in the Future”

Top Trends in Virtual Care in 2020

With telehealth being utilized more across the medical industry, new technology trends are beginning to emerge, creating more efficient ways for mental and behavioral healthcare professionals to connect with their patients. Because of the pandemic and regulations in place for social distancing across the country, these trends allow you to stay compliant while making theContinue reading “Top Trends in Virtual Care in 2020”

Social Determinants of Health and Reducing Health Inequity in Behavioral Health

We are now in a time in history that is more medically and technologically advanced than ever before. Despite this fact, however, vast sectors of the population in the US and abroad aren’t reaping the benefits of all that modern healthcare has to offer. This is most often a result of health inequity. The CDC definesContinue reading “Social Determinants of Health and Reducing Health Inequity in Behavioral Health”

Collaborative Care Teams and Authentic Healing Relationships

One in five Americans experiences a mental health issue at some point during their lives, and seven percent of adults live with serious mental illnesses. Depression alone is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and both depression and anxiety cost the global economy over $1 trillion dollars annually. To say that mental health issues are prevalent wouldContinue reading “Collaborative Care Teams and Authentic Healing Relationships”

Four Important Questions and Answers about Telehealth—and why it’s essential for Mental Health Practitioners

What is Telehealth? Telehealth, telemedicine and related terms refer to the exchange of medical information via electronic communication to continue patient care plans when physical appointments are either challenging, or not an option. To put it simply, ShareNote’s Telehealth system is a secure, HIPAA-compliant mechanism for continuing patient care, when patients or practitioners cannot physicallyContinue reading “Four Important Questions and Answers about Telehealth—and why it’s essential for Mental Health Practitioners”