Three EHR Tools Behavioral Healthcare Facilities Need to Manage Growth and Increase Efficiency
The core goals of behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment organizations tend to be the same: serve your clients, serve your staff, and secure reimbursements so that you can continue to serve. However, where an organization is in its growth can…
Paycheck Protection and More Benefits of the CARES Act for Mental Healthcare Providers
While money is tight, some behavioral health and addiction treatment center owners might need a little help making payroll and paying rent. We wrote this blog to make you aware of some resources available to you to assist during COVID-19.…
These Tools Are Necessary for Behavioral Healthcare Providers in Rural States During COVID-19 and Beyond
“It’s going to be tragic...a crisis on top of a crisis,” one West Virginia paper predicted. The combination of financial insecurity, concerns over our future in a post-COVID world, and a rising death count all make for a toxic cocktail…
Data & Disease: How Smart EMR Systems Improve Patient Outcomes
Big Data is transforming every aspect of the modern world, and healthcare is no exception. From health records to test results to payment and insurance information, treatment centers and clinics collect a deluge of data on each patient. This data gives them the potential to serve those patients efficiently and effectively, but only if they are able to interpret it. By adopting smart EMR systems, healthcare providers can more effectively gather and analyze data, leading to better outcomes for everyone involved.
Overcoming Opioids: The Benefits Of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Few public health threats have ever been more serious than the opioid epidemic. From the extreme addictiveness of these drugs to their highly detrimental health effects to their close relationship to heroin, opioids have a devastating impact. Unfortunately, because they are so addictive, it can be extraordinarily difficult to stop using them. Medication-assisted treatment offers a solution to those struggling with these devastating drugs. By controlling withdrawal symptoms, this treatment makes it both easier and safer to stop using opioids for good.
NARR: Raising the Standards of Care
Sober living facilities have long been an option for people working to overcome substance use disorder. These residential facilities offer a sober and supportive environment for someone to work on recovery without the triggers, temptations, and stresses of normal life.
While they can help people on their own or as part of a more extensive recovery program, they also vary broadly in their services and quality due to a lack of regulation. That is now changing with new standards to regulate this part of the addiction treatment industry.
Reimbursement Cited as #1 Concern for Healthcare Providers
Amid changing healthcare regulations and patient expectations, there is an ongoing problem within the medical field that adds another level of stress to health care providers who already find themselves stretched thin: reimbursement. In fact, according to a poll by Cardinal Health, reimbursement is the number one concern for today’s healthcare providers.