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Resources for Patients and People in Crisis

If you are currently in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress, call the the National Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255. (Reminder that beginning July 16, 2022, the dialing code 988 will connect with the Lifeline nationwide.)

AZZLY provides a software solution for mental health and addiction treatment providers. We do not provide treatment. If you are seeking treatment for a mental health condition, substance use disorder, or eating disorder, visit FindTreatment.Gov, where you will simply enter your zip code and find providers in your area.

If you are experiencing food insecurity, Feeding America will help to connect you with a food bank.

AZZLY® Resources

What is AZZLY? AZZLY, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Coletta Dorado. Since 2014, AZZLY has focused on providing a solution specific to addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare through AZZLY Rize™, an all-in-one electronic health record (EHR), patient management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solution. AZZLY delivers and supports a modern, user friendly, comprehensive digital health platform for mental healthcare and addiction treatment organizations to grow and serve more in need. A 2020 market study named AZZLY a key player in the Global Patient Care Management Software industry.

To receive demos or any other information on AZZLY, click here to fill out a brief contact form.

AZZLY Experts are also available to answer any questions at hello@azzly.com or 1 (888) 400-3201.

If you would like to schedule a discussion with an AZZLY Expert at a time that works for you, see a representative’s calendar by clicking here.

View these short introductory videos below for more information on AZZLY.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About AZZLY®

What is AZZLY? / What does AZZLY do?

At AZZLY, we provide a mental health and addiction treatment end to end electronic health record & billing software that simplifies the clinical and office management staff’s daily workflow. Our mission is to make it easier for you to stay compliant and serve more individuals in need – better, faster, easier.


What features / services does AZZLY offer? 

Intake & Admissions, Consents, Patient Engagement, Telehealth, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Outcomes Measurement Tools, Master Library of Required Forms, Medication Management, Vitals, Documentation/Charting, Roles & Privileges, Digital Signatures, Supervisory Privileges, eRx/Labs, eSignatures, Office Management, Staff Management; Patient Communication, Staff Calendar, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)/eBilling & eClaims, Financial Reports, Patient Reports, Availity Clearinghouse, Training & Implementation Services and Support.

Your organization could have a package with any, some, or all of these features and services based on your unique program needs. Request a demo of AZZLY Rize.


What is AZZLY’s pricing?

We deliver a lot of value for a very affordable price! We have a Pro Plan and an Enterprise Plan depending on what features you need. We offer training and implementation services and we can configure your documentation forms to match what you use today or if your organization is just starting up you can choose forms from our master library.

Explore AZZLY Rize Packages or open the AZZLY Rize Packages Comparison to get an idea of what AZZLY Rize could look like for you.

Looking for a $$$dollar$$$ amount before moving forward? We get it. As each package is highly configurable to your unique program needs, speak with an AZZLY expert about your organization’s needs to receive a personalized quote.

 

May I speak to a solutions expert?

Yes! Simply click here to fill out a brief contact form and an AZZLY Expert will be in touch shortly.

AZZLY Experts are also available to answer any questions at hello@azzly.com or 1 (888) 400-3201.

If you would like to schedule a discussion with an AZZLY Expert at a time that works for you, see a representative’s calendar by clicking here.

 

What region does AZZLY serve?

We serve treatment centers located all over the U.S. Whether one location or multiple. In one state or in several.

 

Do you take clients outside the U.S.A.?

Currently, AZZLY primarily serves U.S.A.-based treatment centers. Many of these centers have clients/patients that travel and they serve them through Telehealth within AZZLY.

In some instances (for example, a program located in Canada that serves Canadian and American clients), AZZLY may still be the right solution for you.

If you think that a U.S.A.-based solution may still work for your organization, talk to an AZZLY Expert.

 

Do you offer ePrescribing?

Yes, we have a seamless integration with DrFirst/Surescripts the #1 e prescribing vendor & pharmacy clearinghouse for real time ePrescribing and controlled substance prescribing as well as PDMP state registry checking, all within AZZLY.


Do you offer Telehealth? / Do you offer Telemedicine?

Yes, we have an easy to launch telehealth solution built into our calendar system to facilitate telehealth videos, schedule appointments, send appointment reminders, check in and record all notes in AZZLY Rize.


Do you have an Appointment Reminder System?

Yes, by text or phone.


Do you serve Mental Health Programs?

Yes. AZZLY is specialty built for Mental Health programs.


Do you serve Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs?

Yes.


Do you serve Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) Programs?

Yes.


Do you serve Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP)?

Yes.


Do you serve Telehealth Specific Programs?

Yes.

EHR Search

Here are a few tools to help you in your search for electronic health record, patient management, and revenue cycle management solutions:

Tribal Nations

2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference

AZZLY is a proud first time exhibitor and sponsor of the 2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference! Come visit us in the Exhibitor Hall or in the Tribal Self-Governance Networking Lounge, a lounge we are sponsoring where folks can go to network, catch-up, and relax throughout the week. We hope to see you there. Contact us for more information on the Tribal Self-Governance Conference or to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card at the conference.

Our own Dr. Andrea Barthwell, AZZLY’s Board Chair, has been invited to participate in the panel “COVID Aftermath: Addressing Mental Health in Tribal Communities” on August 2. Learn more about the 2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference.

 

Upcoming Webinars on Native Mental Health

2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference

AZZLY® is a proud first time exhibitor and sponsor of the 2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference! Come visit us in the Exhibitor Hall or in the Tribal Self-Governance Networking Lounge, a lounge we are sponsoring where folks can go to network,…

November is National Native American Heritage Month

Honoring Native Culture and History November is National Native American Heritage Month! Since 1990, this has been a time to honor the rich ancestry and history of America’s native populations. Next week, Native American Heritage Day will be commemorated the…

Social Media

AZZLY regularly posts new information to social media platforms including FacebookLinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

We recommend you subscribe or follow on these platforms so that you never miss an update on upcoming events or current trends in mental health and addiction treatment.

Follow Talking Treatment, the AZZLY podcast by and for people who are passionate about ending the stigma around treatment for mental health and substance use, on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.

For those in the industry, we also recommend following industry organizations such as SAMHSA and ASAM.

To add yourself to AZZLY’s emailing list, simply submit here:

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Talking Treatment™ Podcast

Talking Treatment is the AZZLY podcast by and for people who are passionate about ending the stigma around treatment for mental health and substance use.  Each episode, a guest expert joins to share their unique perspective on treatment, best practices, and industry trends.

Talking Treatment is available to listen for free where podcasts are found, including Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Short clips and transcripts are also made available for accessibility and convenience in the days after new episodes are published.

A Discussion with Theresa Napierkowski, AZZLY Director of Implementation Services

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service, including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or…

A Discussion with Maria Gray, LPN, AZZLY Product Manager and Implementation Specialist

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service: YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or Spotify.…

Dr. Andrea Barthwell Discusses the Challenges of Opioid Use Disorder Providers and Patients in the Age of COVID

In the 10th edition of our Talking Treatment™ podcast, AZZLY® had the honor of hosting a very esteemed guest: the Honorable Andrea Barthwell, M.D., DFASAM. Dr. Andrea Barthwell is Senior Advisor and Strategist to AZZLY. Dr. Barthwell previously served as…

Talking Treatment™ Podcast Episode on AZZLY® Revenue Cycle Management Services

In this episode Joyce Wagner, COO of AZZLY® and Director Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Services, joins Tom Patton to discuss AZZLY’s unique capabilities to treatment centers as a billing service. AZZLY empowers mental health and addiction treatment providers to control…

Director of Psych Services at Antioch University Discusses Using Mental Healthcare Technology to Train the New Generation of Clinical Psychologists

In this episode of the Talking Treatment™ podcast, Vincent Pignatiello, Psy.D., Director of the Psychological Services Center, Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in New England, joins AZZLY® to discuss using AZZLY Rize™ mental healthcare technology in a university setting. Dr.…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shows Us the Importance of Telehealth. AZZLY® is Partnering with Zoom® to Give You the Tools to Treat Your Clients Remotely.

We at AZZLY® have taken the CDC’s recommended steps to protect our staff and valued clients in response to COVID-19 so that we may provide continuous service and support. Coletta Dorado, the Founder and CEO of AZZLY, said, “As we…

Bringing Billing In-House Solved a Major Pain Point for This Ohio Treatment Organization

“We provided great care, we got people in the door, we did all the processes you have to do, but at the end of the day, we weren’t getting paid.” Destigmatizing treatment is a mission we support here at AZZLY®.…

Talking Treatment™ #1: Revenue Cycle Management with Bill Chrisovergis

“At the end of the day we provided great care, we got people in the door…but we weren’t getting paid.” In episode one, Bill Chrisovergis of Miami Valley Recovery in Dayton, Ohio, discussed how he began working in addiction treatment…

Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Several webinars are available daily through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Mental Health, Addiction, and Prevention Technology Transfer Center Networks (MHTCC, ATTC, and PTTC) – too many to keep track of here! Take a look at upcoming TTC Training and Events.

 

Review Past Webinars

The TTC Mental Health, Addiction, and Prevention webinars and reading material are made available almost instantly via the SAMHSA TTC site. Review their resources by clicking here and sort by your area of interest.

 

Other Webinars

Hope & Healing: Florida’s Early Childhood Courts

Hope & Healing: Florida’s Early Childhood Courts Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT A video link will be added when made available by DCF and FADAA. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of…

Naloxone: A Harm Reduction Tool for Clinicians

Register for this week’s naloxone webinar presented by the Palm Beach County Medical Society: https://hubs.ly/Q01dX04M0 Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone is very available, yet too few first responders actually carry it. Join the…

Training Clinicians to Address the Grief of Overdose Death

Rewatch the Webinar View Slideshow The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH), in conjunction with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), offered a free webinar on “Training Clinicians to Address the Grief of Overdose Death” for up…

Be Prepared for January 1 E-Prescribing Deadline

As the end of the year approaches, so do regulatory mandates and deadlines. January 1, 2022, is the EPCS deadline for eight states (CA, MI, IN, MD, NE, NH, UT, WA), and January 1, 2023 is the compliance date for…

“America’s Mental Health Challenges” White Paper

Did you know there are communities all over the United States where food insecure people do not have access to mental health resources? Do you know if your community is one of them?

More than 10% of the United States population is food insecure according to Feeding America. Food insecurity is associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and opioid overdose. Yet many people living in food insecurity lack access to treatment for mental health and addiction. As a community, we must do better.

Request a Copy of AZZLY’s “America’s Mental Health Challenges” White Paper.

Industry News

2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference

AZZLY® is a proud first time exhibitor and sponsor of the 2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference! Come visit us in the Exhibitor Hall or in the Tribal Self-Governance Networking Lounge, a lounge we are sponsoring where folks can go to network,…

AZZLY®, Inc. Earns Honorable Mention in DrFirst’s 2022 Healthiverse Heroes Awards

Second Annual Awards Honor Healthcare Organizations That Use Innovative Technology to Break Through Information Silos Vero Beach, FL, May 24, 2022 – Health technology pioneer DrFirst® today announced the winners of its second annual Healthiverse Heroes Awards, honoring healthcare providers…

60 Minutes®: “I felt so alone” – Rising rates of suicide, depression accelerated by pandemic among U.S. kids

Children in the United States have experienced a devastating decline in mental health, in what the U.S. surgeon general called an “urgent public health crisis”. According to the CDC, the rates of suicide, self harm, anxiety and depression have been…

Together for Mental Health Awareness Month

This May, join AZZLY® in coming together for Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout this pandemic, we have faced isolation, turmoil and unrest, and a growing number of Americans experienced mental health symptoms. We’ve learned through this experience that we all…

Treating the Growing Mental Health Pandemic Post-COVID

Over the last few months, we have seen COVID rates of transmission fall all over the United States. While some areas still have cause for concern, most of the nation has cautiously returned to the pre-pandemic normal. For healthcare professionals…

Supporting Mental Health and Wellness During a Global Crisis

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has left a lot of us wondering what to do in these tough times.  It is easy to give into depression and anxiety. If you are feeling helpless, often the best thing to do is…

Submit Your Comments for the Updated CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is currently in the process of updating the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for the first time since 2016. The Guideline Draft is open for public comment until the…

$26 Billion Oxycontin Settlement Will Fund Drug Treatment Services in 14 States

14 states have agreed to a $26 billion settlement with the pharmaceutical companies responsible for the Opioid Epidemic. This money is intended to support drug treatment services in these participating states.   Providers in these states should be on the…

Florida Announces New Funding for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers

Throughout 2021, Florida announced several new measures to support mental wellness and provide resources for Floridians struggling with substance use. The 2021-2022 budget included significant funding toward these life-changing behavioral health services: $158.4 million for the State Opioid Response Grant,…

A Discussion with Theresa Napierkowski, AZZLY Director of Implementation Services

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service, including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or…

Watch This Video to Be Prepared for E-Prescribing Mandates

AZZLY® and DrFirst® partnered to deliver a webinar educating prescribers on how they can prepare for the upcoming 2022 and 2023 Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substance (EPCS) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) regulations. This is a must-watch for prescribers…

Be Prepared for January 1 E-Prescribing Deadline

As the end of the year approaches, so do regulatory mandates and deadlines. January 1, 2022, is the EPCS deadline for eight states (CA, MI, IN, MD, NE, NH, UT, WA), and January 1, 2023 is the compliance date for…

Mental Health in the New Normal

With the COVID-19 pandemic well into its second year, many people have accepted the new normal. Restrictions vary from state to state, and in some regions the rate of COVID transmission is as high as it has ever been. Yet,…

Hulu Show ‘Dopesick’ Highlights the Human Cost of the Opioid Epidemic

Hulu®’s new streaming miniseries Dopesick® has struck a chord with its depiction of the impact of Oxycontin® in the 1990s and 2000s. Viewers described it as “honest and engrossing,” “morally intriguing,” and “infuriating.” Part of what makes Dopesick so effective…

A Discussion with Maria Gray, LPN, AZZLY Product Manager and Implementation Specialist

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service: YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or Spotify.…

AZZLY® Partners with MethodOne® by Computalogic® to Offer Opioid Treatment Programs a Cloud-based All-in-One Solution

Behavioral health and addiction treatment software provider AZZLY® has partnered with Computalogic® to integrate MethodOne®, streamlining the care of patients enrolled in an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). The integration seamlessly displays the methadone and suboxone dosing records in the specialty…

Dr. Andrea Barthwell Discusses the Challenges of Opioid Use Disorder Providers and Patients in the Age of COVID

In the 10th edition of our Talking Treatment™ podcast, AZZLY® had the honor of hosting a very esteemed guest: the Honorable Andrea Barthwell, M.D., DFASAM. Dr. Andrea Barthwell is Senior Advisor and Strategist to AZZLY. Dr. Barthwell previously served as…

AZZLY® VP of Business Development Answers FAQs from Mental Health Providers

In our recent webinar, Derek Dorado, AZZLY® Vice President of Business Development, answered some frequently asked questions from mental healthcare and addiction treatment providers interested in AZZLY Rize™. Scroll down to read his answers below or hear them yourself in…

Rewatch Webinar: Optimize Care with Dragon Medical One and AZZLY Rize

Thanks to everyone who joined AZZLY and 1st-Dragon for our webinar on streamlining behavioral health documentation! After introducing attendees to AZZLY and 1st-Dragon, AZZLY Product Manager Maria Gray, LPN, demonstrating the efficiency of using Dragon Medical One speech recognition software…

AZZLY® partner Nuance® 1st-Dragon® offers a new cloud-based speech-recognition software

AZZLY® partner Nuance® 1st-Dragon® has phased out Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE). DPME is no longer available to purchase. To facilitate a smooth transition from DMPE to Dragon Medical One (DMO), 1st-Dragon is offering a trial to each provider interested…

1st-Dragon/CME Announces Partnership with AZZLY® to Provide a Highly Compatible Cloud-based Digital Experience

2021 Best in KLAS Nuance® Dragon® Medical One Pairs with AZZLY Rize® to Improve Patient Documentation Productivity for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Professionals   ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (PRWEB) JUNE 03, 2021 1st-Dragon/CME has recently partnered with the premier digital health…

What Providers Should Know About the American Rescue Plan Act

The COVID-19 pandemic hit many of us hard. The American Rescue Plan Act signed into law this year by the president aims to help U.S. citizens in our recovery from the financial hardships of the last year. The American Rescue…

AZZLY® Partners with Impresiv Health® to Increase Provider Access to Mental Healthcare Technology

AZZLY, Inc., a leading mental health and addiction treatment healthcare IT company, announced today that it has partnered with Impresiv Health, an award-winning national healthcare management consulting firm. The new partnership empowers outpatient treatment organizations to expand the services and…

Director of Psych Services at Antioch University Discusses Using Mental Healthcare Technology to Train the New Generation of Clinical Psychologists

In this episode of the Talking Treatment™ podcast, Vincent Pignatiello, Psy.D., Director of the Psychological Services Center, Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in New England, joins AZZLY® to discuss using AZZLY Rize™ mental healthcare technology in a university setting. Dr.…

Resources for Veterans and Service Members

The life of a United States service member comes with physical and mental challenges that can be difficult to understand for those who have never served. Attempting to cope and not seeing any help in sight, some veterans develop substance…

Kicking Your Assessments into Gear

Identifying and treating behavioral healthcare disorders is not often as straightforward as diagnosing physical ailments like a broken bone or a fever. Symptoms of mental illness can present cognitively, behaviorally, emotionally, and sometimes even physically. Mental health assessments help providers…

Saying It Nicer – The Importance of Language Around the Disease of Addiction

In October, ABC News reporter Amy Robach brought up Hunter Biden’s issues with substance use in an interview, commenting that he had been “in and out or rehab seven, eight times.” Biden, who is the son of President Joe Biden,…

Former White House Deputy Drug Czar Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D. Joins AZZLY® as Senior Advisor and Strategist

Former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Honorable Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., DFASAM, joins AZZLY®, Inc., as Senior Advisor and Strategist. Dr. Barthwell brings decades of experience and dedication…

November is National Native American Heritage Month

Honoring Native Culture and History November is National Native American Heritage Month! Since 1990, this has been a time to honor the rich ancestry and history of America’s native populations. Next week, Native American Heritage Day will be commemorated the…

How AZZLY Founder and CEO Combines Financial Tech Expertise with a Passion to Serve More in Behavioral Healthcare

Coletta Dorado, the Founder and CEO, recently appeared on the Small Business Leadership Podcast to discuss her experience in the financial sector taking a brokerage paperless and developing it to eventually sell for $100 million, coming out of early retirement…

Celebrating Connections: National Recovery Month 2020

It’s National Recovery Month! And yes, that’s a reason to be excited. Tackling a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is hard for anyone, and September provides an opportunity for us to recognize those who have been through treatment and recovery, and…

International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Every August 31st, on International Overdose Awareness Day, we reflect on those we have lost all around the world to overdose. Over half a million people die every year to this preventable disease, and millions more are affected by their…

AZZLY® Partners with Comstock Computing® to Expand Services Offered at Opioid Treatment Programs

Press Release: AZZLY® Partners with Comstock Computing® to Expand Services Offered at Opioid Treatment Programs Behavioral health and addiction treatment digital health provider AZZLY® has partnered with Comstock Computing® to integrate Comstock Computing’s Methware™ software to streamline the care of…

Addiction Treatment Providers Must Contend with Two Epidemics

Image from Yahoo Finance The United States is currently fighting two epidemics. First, the global coronavirus pandemic that started in 2019 (COVID-19), which has led to 19.5 million cases globally and 720,000+ deaths to date. Of these, 4.9 million cases…

Fox, MarketWatch: “AZZLY Rize is a key player in the global patient care management software market” in 2020

A 2020 market study distributed by Fox and MarketWatch identifies AZZLY® Rize™ as a Key Player of the Global Patient Care Management Software Market. The market study is titled “Patient Care Management Software Market 2020 Effect of COVID-19 Key Players,…

Staying Afloat in the Maryland Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Treatment Market During COVID

PHOTO: A graph of new COVID cases in Maryland, one state that has seen a slow but steady recovery. However, the need to provide behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment services is as present as ever. After a month in phase…

AZZLY® Partners with Citus Health® to Improve Patient Engagement with Digital Forms Solutions

From PRWeb: AZZLY® Partners with Citus Health® to Improve Patient Engagement with Digital Forms Solutions Behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment software solution IT vendor AZZLY® has selected Citus Health to integrate within its comprehensive EHR/PM/RCM solution AZZLY Rize to streamline…

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.…

Value-Based Payment Models for Behavioral Health and SUD Providers

Beginning with the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 and the Affordable Care Act in 2010, value-based payment (VBP) models have become increasingly common in Medicaid contracts. With the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) paving…

Five Best Practices for Continuing to Serve Your Clients While Flattening the Curve

In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), your organization may have decided to have staff work from home. Even if there isn’t a physical presence at your facility, the need for behavioral healthcare and treatment for substance use disorders…

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…

How AZZLY® Rize™ Fulfills the AMA’s 8 EHR Usability Principles

The American Medical Association (AMA) has thrown down the gauntlet. Dr. Patrice Harris, the President of the AMA, released a statement calling for “improved EHR usability.” Dr. Harris’s statement began, “A new study issued today found electronic medical records (EHRs)…

Automated Revenue Cycle Management Tools Are Necessary for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The newest article by Monica E. Oss for OPEN MINDS® begins: “What causes most organizations to close following an unexpected economic disruption? Usually it is cash flow. Many organizations don’t have enough cash on hand—or access to enough working capital—to…

Why Now Is the Time to Evaluate New Electronic Health Record Technology

It is tempting in turbulent times to try to delay evaluating new technology (EHR/PM/RCM) systems. We at AZZLY® appreciate the time and commitment it takes. It should be a team effort and every department from Intake and Admissions, Office Management,…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shows Us the Importance of Telehealth. AZZLY® is Partnering with Zoom® to Give You the Tools to Treat Your Clients Remotely.

We at AZZLY® have taken the CDC’s recommended steps to protect our staff and valued clients in response to COVID-19 so that we may provide continuous service and support. Coletta Dorado, the Founder and CEO of AZZLY, said, “As we…

Talking Treatment™ #1: Revenue Cycle Management with Bill Chrisovergis

“At the end of the day we provided great care, we got people in the door…but we weren’t getting paid.” In episode one, Bill Chrisovergis of Miami Valley Recovery in Dayton, Ohio, discussed how he began working in addiction treatment…

MAT – It’s Time

“Like many others, I’ve lost a loved one to addiction. That’s why we’ve dedicated…”

Why Aren’t More Doctors Treating Addiction with Medication?

Evidence-based analysis supports the efficacy of MAT, particularly compared to abstinence-based programs. SAMHSA reports…

Medicare/Medicaid Will Cover Opioid Treatment Programs in 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) through bundled payments for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services in an episode of care provided to people with Medicare Part B…

There are Billions of Dollars in Funding for Addiction Treatment Providers. Do You Qualify?

Opioid overdoses are in decline for the first time in years. Would you know it from looking at your community? In some states—places like Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nebraska, and West Virginia—Opioid Use Disorder…

Medication-Assisted Treatment: A Bright Spot in a Dark Opioid Crisis

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AZZLY®, Inc, One of Six Health Technology Companies Founded by Women Selected for Summer Scale-Up Accelerator Cohort

On July 10-11, 2019, AZZLY® Founder and CEO Coletta Dorado is representing AZZLY in GuideWell and Springboard’s “Scale-Up” event for female-led tech companies. Behavioral healthcare technology company AZZLY®, Inc. was selected by GuideWell Innovation, in affiliation with Springboard Enterprises, as…

New Jersey Behavioral Health Providers Should Consider an All-in-One EHR

Last month, New Jersey legislators announced they were committing $6 million to support behavioral health providers in the implementation of electronic health records in their facilities and connection to other health care providers. This New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN)…

How The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Helps Fix a 15-Year-Old Issue with Buprenorphine

Related: Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act – Here’s What’s in It We wrote in the fall about the U.S. House of Representatives’ SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, or H.R.6. H.R.6 would go on to become the Opioid Crisis…

Walmart Will Require All Locations to Have EPCS in 2020

Walmart announced recently that they will require all of their pharmacies (more than 4,000) to use e-prescribing of controlled substances when prescribing opioids, effective January 1, 2020. Put differently, any healthcare organization whose patients use a Walmart pharmacy must use…

Time for a New Behavioral Health EHR? Five Reasons to Consider It

Many in the behavioral health community have found themselves searching for a new EHR in 2019. Whether they’re affected by the increased workload of the opioid epidemic and the Opioid Crisis Response Act, the concern of meeting HIPAA requirements due…

AZZLY Rize™ Prevents Death by a Thousand Clicks

Why We Dedicated Ourselves to Make a Better EHR In spring 2019, Fortune and Kaiser Health News joint-published a long-form investigative article titled “Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong.” The 9,000-word critique on the medical…

FDA Approves Postpartum Depression Drug Zulresso, But Concerns Arise Over Cost

In mid-March, the FDA approved the postpartum depression drug brexanolone, providing an option to millions of women who suffer from postpartum depression. Brexanolone is the first federally-approved drug of its kind to be designed specifically to treat postpartum depression. The…

CDC Study: Opioid Overdose Deaths May Be in Decline

At a time when most news about the opioid crisis seems to be bad, a recent study may be a cause for hope. The January 2019 study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that opioid overdose deaths in…

Three Reasons You Should Be Measuring Your Outcomes

In the digital era, it is crucial for behavioral health organizations to track their outcomes. Measuring outcomes holds facilities accountable and allows them to improve, benefiting clinicians and patients alike. Major accreditation agencies are recognizing the importance of outcome measurement…

WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE – Make Counseling and Therapeutic Intervention Mandatory for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Funding

AZZLY joins the Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP) in asking you to support the behavioral health industry by signing this petition. This petition will be delivered to President Trump, the Senate, and the House of Representatives and would urge…

“Worst Public Health Crisis Since AIDS”: Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Patients Seeking Treatment

If you’re reading this post, you likely already know the seriousness of the opioid epidemic currently in the United States. The opioid epidemic is the largest the U.S. has faced in decades, arguably since the emergence of AIDS. Opioid use…

Drug Distributor McKesson Shipped Five Million Opioid Pills to West Virginia Town of 400 in Two Years

In 2018, five drug distribution executives were summoned to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee oversight panel. The panel covered more than a dozen case studies, but one of the most striking was the case of Kermit, West…

Submit Your Comments on the Pain Management Best Practices Report to Congress

This blog post references the 2019 Draft Report. Read it in full here. The public will have the opportunity to make comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations (Draft Report) before it…

Lawyer Behind Multibillion-Dollar Big Tobacco Lawsuit is Now Suing Big Opioid

Former Mississippi attorney general Mike Moore famously orchestrated a $250 billion settlement from major tobacco companies in the 1990s. Now he’s back to take on the opioid industry. CBS covered Moore and his efforts in a Sunday, December 16, episode…

Meth’s Big Comeback

Meth is back. And it’s surging faster than you might realize. While U.S. discussion and policy has focused on combating opioid addiction (the 70-bill Opioid Crisis Response Act was passed just this October), the methamphetamine crisis may have been returning…

Health and Human Services Will Allow More Waivers to IMD Exclusion From Medicaid

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced this November in a speech to the National Association of Medicaid Directors that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would allow states to waive the IMD exclusion, “giving states more flexibility…

Medical Marijuana: Can Cannabis Cancel the Opioid Epidemic?

An often dismissed option in the struggle to address opioid addiction is the use of medical marijuana. Though usage of the cannabis plant remains controversial in the United States, several studies indicate it may have value in addressing opioid addiction,…

Finding the Right Weapons to Treat Substance Use Disorders in Veterans

Related: Resources for Veterans and Service Members (February 2021) This article cites several studies reported in Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Read AZZLY’s write-up of the Surgeon General’s report from September 2018 or…

AZZLY Rize’s DrFirst Integrated Tool Allows You to Access State PDMP Data in the E-Prescribing Workflow

AZZLY® partner DrFirst announced recently that their Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) system EPCS Gold now includes integrated availability of state PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) systems. When E-Prescribing, clinicians can save time by viewing patients’ PDMP drug history…

Medication-Assisted Treatment is on the Rise, but Can Facilities Keep Up?

As the opioid epidemic in the United States continues to affect millions, medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, has risen as one of the leading options in treating substance use disorders. The method can be used to treat a number of substance…

AZZLY is Now Part of Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City

AZZLY, Inc.® is pleased to announce that we have moved our growing Orlando office to Lake Nona Medical City, an Orlando landmark and rapidly growing medical community. “We are excited to be welcomed and embraced by like minds in healthcare…

NAATP Webinar Series Will Cover LegitScript Certification for Treatment Centers

On November 29th, a webinar series organized by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) will cover the Google Ads landscape before and after Google began requiring treatment centers to be certified by LegitScript in April. As NAATP put…

NIDAMED’s “Science to Medicine” Series Offers Crash Course on Medication-Assisted Treatment

This September, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released an online series titled “Science to Medicine” as an educational piece on medication-assisted treatment. The series, which is part of NIDA’s physicians’ outreach initiative, NIDAMED, allows clinicians and practices to…

Surgeon General Releases “Spotlight on Opioids” Document

Last Thursday, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids as part of his ongoing effort in educating the public about substance use disorders. The document, 40 pages long…

September is National Recovery Month

It’s National Recovery Month! And yes, that’s a reason to be excited. Tackling a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is hard for anyone, and September provides an opportunity for us to recognize those who have been through treatment and recovery, and…

Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act – Here’s What’s in It

Update: On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, President Trump officially signed the Opioid Crisis Response Act into law. Monday evening, September 17, the United States Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a legislative package of more than 70 bills…

With Kavanaugh Hearing Underway, Senate Must Not Lose Focus on Opioid Legislation Package

AZZLY® is joining the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) in urging the U.S. Senate to come together and pass the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Package before the midterm elections. With reports indicating the package could come to a vote as…

California, Florida, Texas Among States Requiring Doctors to Consult Database Before Prescribing Painkillers

Related blog post: AZZLY Rize’s DrFirst Integrated Tool Allows You to Access State PDMP Data in the E-Prescribing Workflow In the fight against opioid addiction, eight new states will now require prescribers to review patients’ history of drug use in…

Facebook’s New Policy Requires Treatment Centers to Obtain Certification Before Advertising

On August 9th, Facebook announced a new policy requiring addiction treatment centers to obtain certification from monitoring firm LegitScript. Centers will need to obtain certification in order to advertise their in-person addiction treatment services on Facebook in the United States.

“Yes, it’s covered!” – Why So Many Insurance Companies are Endorsing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is revolutionizing the addiction treatment community as more and more behavioral treatment professionals are adopting this safe and easy-to-control solution. The method can be used to treat a number of different substance issues, including opioid, alcohol,…

Resources for Mental Health Providers

Hope & Healing: Florida’s Early Childhood Courts

Hope & Healing: Florida’s Early Childhood Courts Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT A video link will be added when made available by DCF and FADAA. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of…

Naloxone: A Harm Reduction Tool for Clinicians

Register for this week’s naloxone webinar presented by the Palm Beach County Medical Society: https://hubs.ly/Q01dX04M0 Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone is very available, yet too few first responders actually carry it. Join the…

Training Clinicians to Address the Grief of Overdose Death

Rewatch the Webinar View Slideshow The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH), in conjunction with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), offered a free webinar on “Training Clinicians to Address the Grief of Overdose Death” for up…

2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference

AZZLY® is a proud first time exhibitor and sponsor of the 2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference! Come visit us in the Exhibitor Hall or in the Tribal Self-Governance Networking Lounge, a lounge we are sponsoring where folks can go to network,…

AZZLY®, Inc. Earns Honorable Mention in DrFirst’s 2022 Healthiverse Heroes Awards

Second Annual Awards Honor Healthcare Organizations That Use Innovative Technology to Break Through Information Silos Vero Beach, FL, May 24, 2022 – Health technology pioneer DrFirst® today announced the winners of its second annual Healthiverse Heroes Awards, honoring healthcare providers…

60 Minutes®: “I felt so alone” – Rising rates of suicide, depression accelerated by pandemic among U.S. kids

Children in the United States have experienced a devastating decline in mental health, in what the U.S. surgeon general called an “urgent public health crisis”. According to the CDC, the rates of suicide, self harm, anxiety and depression have been…

Together for Mental Health Awareness Month

This May, join AZZLY® in coming together for Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout this pandemic, we have faced isolation, turmoil and unrest, and a growing number of Americans experienced mental health symptoms. We’ve learned through this experience that we all…

Treating the Growing Mental Health Pandemic Post-COVID

Over the last few months, we have seen COVID rates of transmission fall all over the United States. While some areas still have cause for concern, most of the nation has cautiously returned to the pre-pandemic normal. For healthcare professionals…

Supporting Mental Health and Wellness During a Global Crisis

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has left a lot of us wondering what to do in these tough times.  It is easy to give into depression and anxiety. If you are feeling helpless, often the best thing to do is…

Submit Your Comments for the Updated CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is currently in the process of updating the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for the first time since 2016. The Guideline Draft is open for public comment until the…

Making E-Prescribing Safer for Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Providers and Patients

The more we know about the complexity of addiction, the more effectively we can treat it and then advocate for those with the disease. Medications in combination with counseling and psychotherapy tend to be the most effective approach to treatment. This includes abstinence from all mood- and mind-altering chemicals except those that are prescribed appropriately for the disease.

Addiction and the Brain: 3 Facts You Need to Know

Addiction affects the brain in a number of important ways. Learn more about how addiction can alter your brain’s processes, and the brain chemistry of addiction treatment.

$26 Billion Oxycontin Settlement Will Fund Drug Treatment Services in 14 States

14 states have agreed to a $26 billion settlement with the pharmaceutical companies responsible for the Opioid Epidemic. This money is intended to support drug treatment services in these participating states.   Providers in these states should be on the…

Florida Announces New Funding for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers

Throughout 2021, Florida announced several new measures to support mental wellness and provide resources for Floridians struggling with substance use. The 2021-2022 budget included significant funding toward these life-changing behavioral health services: $158.4 million for the State Opioid Response Grant,…

A Biller’s Journey With AZZLY Rize

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is at the heart of the healthcare industry. Ignoring the importance of best practices in RCM, creates havoc in having a successful revenue stream which is key in continuing to support patients with Mental Health or…

A Discussion with Theresa Napierkowski, AZZLY Director of Implementation Services

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service, including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or…

Watch This Video to Be Prepared for E-Prescribing Mandates

AZZLY® and DrFirst® partnered to deliver a webinar educating prescribers on how they can prepare for the upcoming 2022 and 2023 Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substance (EPCS) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) regulations. This is a must-watch for prescribers…

Be Prepared for January 1 E-Prescribing Deadline

As the end of the year approaches, so do regulatory mandates and deadlines. January 1, 2022, is the EPCS deadline for eight states (CA, MI, IN, MD, NE, NH, UT, WA), and January 1, 2023 is the compliance date for…

Mental Health in the New Normal

With the COVID-19 pandemic well into its second year, many people have accepted the new normal. Restrictions vary from state to state, and in some regions the rate of COVID transmission is as high as it has ever been. Yet,…

Hulu Show ‘Dopesick’ Highlights the Human Cost of the Opioid Epidemic

Hulu®’s new streaming miniseries Dopesick® has struck a chord with its depiction of the impact of Oxycontin® in the 1990s and 2000s. Viewers described it as “honest and engrossing,” “morally intriguing,” and “infuriating.” Part of what makes Dopesick so effective…

A Discussion with Maria Gray, LPN, AZZLY Product Manager and Implementation Specialist

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service: YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or Spotify.…

AZZLY® Partners with MethodOne® by Computalogic® to Offer Opioid Treatment Programs a Cloud-based All-in-One Solution

Behavioral health and addiction treatment software provider AZZLY® has partnered with Computalogic® to integrate MethodOne®, streamlining the care of patients enrolled in an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). The integration seamlessly displays the methadone and suboxone dosing records in the specialty…

How AZZLY® Addresses Healthcare Technology Frustration Among Healthcare Providers

Earlier this year, Eagle Hill Consulting surveyed 505 healthcare workers in the United States on the role of technology in their work. The results were alarming: 37% said that in day-to-day work experiences, technology frustrated them. 17% said it actually…

Residential Treatment Programs Are Choosing These Five Software Features

At AZZLY® we pride ourselves on listening to our clients and constantly improving our software to address their pain points. One segment we serve among our behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment clients is residential treatment programs. We have found that…

Dr. Andrea Barthwell Discusses the Challenges of Opioid Use Disorder Providers and Patients in the Age of COVID

In the 10th edition of our Talking Treatment™ podcast, AZZLY® had the honor of hosting a very esteemed guest: the Honorable Andrea Barthwell, M.D., DFASAM. Dr. Andrea Barthwell is Senior Advisor and Strategist to AZZLY. Dr. Barthwell previously served as…

AZZLY® VP of Business Development Answers FAQs from Mental Health Providers

In our recent webinar, Derek Dorado, AZZLY® Vice President of Business Development, answered some frequently asked questions from mental healthcare and addiction treatment providers interested in AZZLY Rize™. Scroll down to read his answers below or hear them yourself in…

Rewatch Webinar: Optimize Care with Dragon Medical One and AZZLY Rize

Thanks to everyone who joined AZZLY and 1st-Dragon for our webinar on streamlining behavioral health documentation! After introducing attendees to AZZLY and 1st-Dragon, AZZLY Product Manager Maria Gray, LPN, demonstrating the efficiency of using Dragon Medical One speech recognition software…

Opioid Treatment Programs Expand Their Services

Over the past year we’ve received numerous inquiries from Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) and Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) programs looking to expand their services beyond medication dosing to include other therapy services and programs to treat their growing patient population. …

AZZLY® partner Nuance® 1st-Dragon® offers a new cloud-based speech-recognition software

AZZLY® partner Nuance® 1st-Dragon® has phased out Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE). DPME is no longer available to purchase. To facilitate a smooth transition from DMPE to Dragon Medical One (DMO), 1st-Dragon is offering a trial to each provider interested…

Talking Treatment™ Podcast Episode on AZZLY® Revenue Cycle Management Services

In this episode Joyce Wagner, COO of AZZLY® and Director Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Services, joins Tom Patton to discuss AZZLY’s unique capabilities to treatment centers as a billing service. AZZLY empowers mental health and addiction treatment providers to control…

1st-Dragon/CME Announces Partnership with AZZLY® to Provide a Highly Compatible Cloud-based Digital Experience

2021 Best in KLAS Nuance® Dragon® Medical One Pairs with AZZLY Rize® to Improve Patient Documentation Productivity for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Professionals   ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (PRWEB) JUNE 03, 2021 1st-Dragon/CME has recently partnered with the premier digital health…

What Providers Should Know About the American Rescue Plan Act

The COVID-19 pandemic hit many of us hard. The American Rescue Plan Act signed into law this year by the president aims to help U.S. citizens in our recovery from the financial hardships of the last year. The American Rescue…

AZZLY® Partners with Impresiv Health® to Increase Provider Access to Mental Healthcare Technology

AZZLY, Inc., a leading mental health and addiction treatment healthcare IT company, announced today that it has partnered with Impresiv Health, an award-winning national healthcare management consulting firm. The new partnership empowers outpatient treatment organizations to expand the services and…

Director of Psych Services at Antioch University Discusses Using Mental Healthcare Technology to Train the New Generation of Clinical Psychologists

In this episode of the Talking Treatment™ podcast, Vincent Pignatiello, Psy.D., Director of the Psychological Services Center, Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in New England, joins AZZLY® to discuss using AZZLY Rize™ mental healthcare technology in a university setting. Dr.…

Resources for Veterans and Service Members

The life of a United States service member comes with physical and mental challenges that can be difficult to understand for those who have never served. Attempting to cope and not seeing any help in sight, some veterans develop substance…

Kicking Your Assessments into Gear

Identifying and treating behavioral healthcare disorders is not often as straightforward as diagnosing physical ailments like a broken bone or a fever. Symptoms of mental illness can present cognitively, behaviorally, emotionally, and sometimes even physically. Mental health assessments help providers…

Saying It Nicer – The Importance of Language Around the Disease of Addiction

In October, ABC News reporter Amy Robach brought up Hunter Biden’s issues with substance use in an interview, commenting that he had been “in and out or rehab seven, eight times.” Biden, who is the son of President Joe Biden,…

Former White House Deputy Drug Czar Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D. Joins AZZLY® as Senior Advisor and Strategist

Former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Honorable Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., DFASAM, joins AZZLY®, Inc., as Senior Advisor and Strategist. Dr. Barthwell brings decades of experience and dedication…

November is National Native American Heritage Month

Honoring Native Culture and History November is National Native American Heritage Month! Since 1990, this has been a time to honor the rich ancestry and history of America’s native populations. Next week, Native American Heritage Day will be commemorated the…

A Patient’s Journey with AZZLY Rize

Medication-Assisted Treatment is Safer, Easier, and More Effective

People all over the world have been affected by the opioid health crisis. From 1999-2018, almost 450,000 people died from an overdose involving prescription opiates, heroin, fentanyl, or other opioids. About 47,000 people die from opioid overdoses each year in…

How AZZLY Founder and CEO Combines Financial Tech Expertise with a Passion to Serve More in Behavioral Healthcare

Coletta Dorado, the Founder and CEO, recently appeared on the Small Business Leadership Podcast to discuss her experience in the financial sector taking a brokerage paperless and developing it to eventually sell for $100 million, coming out of early retirement…

Celebrating Connections: National Recovery Month 2020

It’s National Recovery Month! And yes, that’s a reason to be excited. Tackling a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is hard for anyone, and September provides an opportunity for us to recognize those who have been through treatment and recovery, and…

International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Every August 31st, on International Overdose Awareness Day, we reflect on those we have lost all around the world to overdose. Over half a million people die every year to this preventable disease, and millions more are affected by their…

AZZLY® Partners with Comstock Computing® to Expand Services Offered at Opioid Treatment Programs

Press Release: AZZLY® Partners with Comstock Computing® to Expand Services Offered at Opioid Treatment Programs Behavioral health and addiction treatment digital health provider AZZLY® has partnered with Comstock Computing® to integrate Comstock Computing’s Methware™ software to streamline the care of…

Addiction Treatment Providers Must Contend with Two Epidemics

Image from Yahoo Finance The United States is currently fighting two epidemics. First, the global coronavirus pandemic that started in 2019 (COVID-19), which has led to 19.5 million cases globally and 720,000+ deaths to date. Of these, 4.9 million cases…

Fox, MarketWatch: “AZZLY Rize is a key player in the global patient care management software market” in 2020

A 2020 market study distributed by Fox and MarketWatch identifies AZZLY® Rize™ as a Key Player of the Global Patient Care Management Software Market. The market study is titled “Patient Care Management Software Market 2020 Effect of COVID-19 Key Players,…

Staying Afloat in the Maryland Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Treatment Market During COVID

PHOTO: A graph of new COVID cases in Maryland, one state that has seen a slow but steady recovery. However, the need to provide behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment services is as present as ever. After a month in phase…

AZZLY® Partners with Citus Health® to Improve Patient Engagement with Digital Forms Solutions

From PRWeb: AZZLY® Partners with Citus Health® to Improve Patient Engagement with Digital Forms Solutions Behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment software solution IT vendor AZZLY® has selected Citus Health to integrate within its comprehensive EHR/PM/RCM solution AZZLY Rize to streamline…

The Future is a Modern Platform Solution, Not Just an EHR

The unfortunate reality about many electronic health record (EHR) systems is that they are a burden on providers. The shift from paper processes to electronic was meant to standardize across the industry and make it easier on providers and patients.…

Best Mental Health Software By Azzly

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.…

Value-Based Payment Models for Behavioral Health and SUD Providers

Beginning with the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 and the Affordable Care Act in 2010, value-based payment (VBP) models have become increasingly common in Medicaid contracts. With the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) paving…

Five Best Practices for Continuing to Serve Your Clients While Flattening the Curve

In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), your organization may have decided to have staff work from home. Even if there isn’t a physical presence at your facility, the need for behavioral healthcare and treatment for substance use disorders…

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…

How AZZLY® Rize™ Fulfills the AMA’s 8 EHR Usability Principles

The American Medical Association (AMA) has thrown down the gauntlet. Dr. Patrice Harris, the President of the AMA, released a statement calling for “improved EHR usability.” Dr. Harris’s statement began, “A new study issued today found electronic medical records (EHRs)…

Four Reasons Every Behavioral Healthcare Doctor Should Have Integrated E-Prescribing

Have you felt slowed down by increased regulations on prescribing? The effects of the opioid crisis are real. 5.6 million Americans use prescription drugs non-medically every month. And it shows: every day an average of 130 Americans die from opioid…

Automated Revenue Cycle Management Tools Are Necessary for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The newest article by Monica E. Oss for OPEN MINDS® begins: “What causes most organizations to close following an unexpected economic disruption? Usually it is cash flow. Many organizations don’t have enough cash on hand—or access to enough working capital—to…

Why Now Is the Time to Evaluate New Electronic Health Record Technology

It is tempting in turbulent times to try to delay evaluating new technology (EHR/PM/RCM) systems. We at AZZLY® appreciate the time and commitment it takes. It should be a team effort and every department from Intake and Admissions, Office Management,…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shows Us the Importance of Telehealth. AZZLY® is Partnering with Zoom® to Give You the Tools to Treat Your Clients Remotely.

We at AZZLY® have taken the CDC’s recommended steps to protect our staff and valued clients in response to COVID-19 so that we may provide continuous service and support. Coletta Dorado, the Founder and CEO of AZZLY, said, “As we…

Bringing Billing In-House Solved a Major Pain Point for This Ohio Treatment Organization

“We provided great care, we got people in the door, we did all the processes you have to do, but at the end of the day, we weren’t getting paid.” Destigmatizing treatment is a mission we support here at AZZLY®.…

Talking Treatment™ #1: Revenue Cycle Management with Bill Chrisovergis

“At the end of the day we provided great care, we got people in the door…but we weren’t getting paid.” In episode one, Bill Chrisovergis of Miami Valley Recovery in Dayton, Ohio, discussed how he began working in addiction treatment…

How the Right Revenue Cycle Management System Can Get You Paid Faster

It’s a new era for behavioral healthcare! There are new sources of funding in behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment: federal and state grants, expansions of Medicare and Medicaid coverage, and new private insurer standards have all allowed for patients to…

MAT – It’s Time

“Like many others, I’ve lost a loved one to addiction. That’s why we’ve dedicated…”

Why Aren’t More Doctors Treating Addiction with Medication?

Evidence-based analysis supports the efficacy of MAT, particularly compared to abstinence-based programs. SAMHSA reports…

Drug Courts, Addiction Treatment in Prison, and the Relationship Between Addiction and Crime

In the United States, crime and drug use are often linked. When the NDIC reports that the cost of drug use is $193 billion annually, for example, that figure heavily factors in not only health fees and premature deaths but…

Why Your Claims Are Getting Denied (And How AZZLY Helps)

Common Claim Denial reasons The number one cause for a denial is that a patient is ineligible for services on the Date of Service on the claim. AZZLY has automated Eligibility which automatically runs at a preset time and on…

Why Our Staff Became Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Advocates

In October, the AZZLY® Lake Nona staff attended the Certified Medication Assisted Treatment Advocate (CMA) Training Course. The course ran eight hours and was a pre-conference event as part of the 2019 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence…

Medicare/Medicaid Will Cover Opioid Treatment Programs in 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) through bundled payments for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services in an episode of care provided to people with Medicare Part B…

Emerging Trends in Addiction Treatment

INFOGRAPHIC >> Did You Know between 1980 and 1984, there were approximately 1.3 million first-time…

Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Providers Should Have These Three Billing Features

As the opioid epidemic continues to rise, some behavioral health and addiction treatment providers are experiencing the effects of an increased patient load, increased regulations, and technological lag. With all of these, one aspect most affected is billing. Providers may…

Unsatisfied with Your EHR?

AZZLY recently began a relationship with a behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment organization employing more than 400 treatment professionals. Prior to evaluating AZZLY Rize, this organization used another specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR). In this article we will evaluate some…

There are Billions of Dollars in Funding for Addiction Treatment Providers. Do You Qualify?

Opioid overdoses are in decline for the first time in years. Would you know it from looking at your community? In some states—places like Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nebraska, and West Virginia—Opioid Use Disorder…

Medication-Assisted Treatment: A Bright Spot in a Dark Opioid Crisis

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When Is It Right to Prescribe Opioids?

In a discussion of opioid use disorder (OUD), often taken for granted is why many patients begin using opioids in the first place: to stop pain. While we can discuss the merits of various treatment methods once patients have already…

The Value of Training and Implementation Services When Evaluating a New EHR/RCM System

In evaluating new electronic health record (EHR) and/or Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) software, behavioral health and addiction treatment professionals should consider several factors. These include: new features and functionality, ease of use, personalization/customization support, and pricing. But another important consideration…

AZZLY®, Inc, One of Six Health Technology Companies Founded by Women Selected for Summer Scale-Up Accelerator Cohort

On July 10-11, 2019, AZZLY® Founder and CEO Coletta Dorado is representing AZZLY in GuideWell and Springboard’s “Scale-Up” event for female-led tech companies. Behavioral healthcare technology company AZZLY®, Inc. was selected by GuideWell Innovation, in affiliation with Springboard Enterprises, as…

The Value of System Personalization in an Electronic Health Record for Behavioral Healthcare Providers

System personalization. That’s the keyword when searching for a new electronic health record (EHR). Put as simply as possible, system personalization (or customization) means the EHR is tailored to accommodate the organization’s needs, requirements and workflow. So how do you…

New Jersey Behavioral Health Providers Should Consider an All-in-One EHR

Last month, New Jersey legislators announced they were committing $6 million to support behavioral health providers in the implementation of electronic health records in their facilities and connection to other health care providers. This New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN)…

How The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Helps Fix a 15-Year-Old Issue with Buprenorphine

Related: Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act – Here’s What’s in It We wrote in the fall about the U.S. House of Representatives’ SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, or H.R.6. H.R.6 would go on to become the Opioid Crisis…

Walmart Will Require All Locations to Have EPCS in 2020

Walmart announced recently that they will require all of their pharmacies (more than 4,000) to use e-prescribing of controlled substances when prescribing opioids, effective January 1, 2020. Put differently, any healthcare organization whose patients use a Walmart pharmacy must use…

Time for a New Behavioral Health EHR? Five Reasons to Consider It

Many in the behavioral health community have found themselves searching for a new EHR in 2019. Whether they’re affected by the increased workload of the opioid epidemic and the Opioid Crisis Response Act, the concern of meeting HIPAA requirements due…

AZZLY Rize™ Prevents Death by a Thousand Clicks

Why We Dedicated Ourselves to Make a Better EHR In spring 2019, Fortune and Kaiser Health News joint-published a long-form investigative article titled “Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong.” The 9,000-word critique on the medical…

Easier to Prescribe Opioids Than Buprenorphine – Experts Lament Patient Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment

A panel of experts recently appeared before a Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) in early 2019 to discuss barriers to medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Despite some headway, patients on Medicaid continue to face a number of barriers to…

FDA Approves Postpartum Depression Drug Zulresso, But Concerns Arise Over Cost

In mid-March, the FDA approved the postpartum depression drug brexanolone, providing an option to millions of women who suffer from postpartum depression. Brexanolone is the first federally-approved drug of its kind to be designed specifically to treat postpartum depression. The…

CDC Study: Opioid Overdose Deaths May Be in Decline

At a time when most news about the opioid crisis seems to be bad, a recent study may be a cause for hope. The January 2019 study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that opioid overdose deaths in…

Three Reasons You Should Be Measuring Your Outcomes

In the digital era, it is crucial for behavioral health organizations to track their outcomes. Measuring outcomes holds facilities accountable and allows them to improve, benefiting clinicians and patients alike. Major accreditation agencies are recognizing the importance of outcome measurement…

WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE – Make Counseling and Therapeutic Intervention Mandatory for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Funding

AZZLY joins the Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP) in asking you to support the behavioral health industry by signing this petition. This petition will be delivered to President Trump, the Senate, and the House of Representatives and would urge…

“Worst Public Health Crisis Since AIDS”: Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Patients Seeking Treatment

If you’re reading this post, you likely already know the seriousness of the opioid epidemic currently in the United States. The opioid epidemic is the largest the U.S. has faced in decades, arguably since the emergence of AIDS. Opioid use…

Drug Distributor McKesson Shipped Five Million Opioid Pills to West Virginia Town of 400 in Two Years

In 2018, five drug distribution executives were summoned to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee oversight panel. The panel covered more than a dozen case studies, but one of the most striking was the case of Kermit, West…

Submit Your Comments on the Pain Management Best Practices Report to Congress

This blog post references the 2019 Draft Report. Read it in full here. The public will have the opportunity to make comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations (Draft Report) before it…

Lawyer Behind Multibillion-Dollar Big Tobacco Lawsuit is Now Suing Big Opioid

Former Mississippi attorney general Mike Moore famously orchestrated a $250 billion settlement from major tobacco companies in the 1990s. Now he’s back to take on the opioid industry. CBS covered Moore and his efforts in a Sunday, December 16, episode…

Meth’s Big Comeback

Meth is back. And it’s surging faster than you might realize. While U.S. discussion and policy has focused on combating opioid addiction (the 70-bill Opioid Crisis Response Act was passed just this October), the methamphetamine crisis may have been returning…

Why More Women Are Suffering from Alcoholism Than You Think

In recent years, much of the dialogue on substance abuse has focused solely on opioid addiction. Opioid addiction is a serious problem that resulted in nearly 50,000 deaths just last year. Yet, studies show that in the past 10 years,…

Health and Human Services Will Allow More Waivers to IMD Exclusion From Medicaid

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced this November in a speech to the National Association of Medicaid Directors that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would allow states to waive the IMD exclusion, “giving states more flexibility…

EMRs Simplifying Paper Documentation & Billing for Healthcare Professionals

Medical Marijuana: Can Cannabis Cancel the Opioid Epidemic?

An often dismissed option in the struggle to address opioid addiction is the use of medical marijuana. Though usage of the cannabis plant remains controversial in the United States, several studies indicate it may have value in addressing opioid addiction,…

Finding the Right Weapons to Treat Substance Use Disorders in Veterans

Related: Resources for Veterans and Service Members (February 2021) This article cites several studies reported in Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Read AZZLY’s write-up of the Surgeon General’s report from September 2018 or…

AZZLY Rize’s DrFirst Integrated Tool Allows You to Access State PDMP Data in the E-Prescribing Workflow

AZZLY® partner DrFirst announced recently that their Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) system EPCS Gold now includes integrated availability of state PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) systems. When E-Prescribing, clinicians can save time by viewing patients’ PDMP drug history…

Medication-Assisted Treatment is on the Rise, but Can Facilities Keep Up?

As the opioid epidemic in the United States continues to affect millions, medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, has risen as one of the leading options in treating substance use disorders. The method can be used to treat a number of substance…

AZZLY is Now Part of Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City

AZZLY, Inc.® is pleased to announce that we have moved our growing Orlando office to Lake Nona Medical City, an Orlando landmark and rapidly growing medical community. “We are excited to be welcomed and embraced by like minds in healthcare…

EMR vs EHR: What’s the Difference and Which Electronic Record is Right for Me?

In the behavioral health industry, the terms EMR and EHR are both frequently used. Clinicians often use one term or the other, or perhaps both interchangeably, to describe electronic record systems. But what is the difference between EMR and EHR…

NAATP Webinar Series Will Cover LegitScript Certification for Treatment Centers

On November 29th, a webinar series organized by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) will cover the Google Ads landscape before and after Google began requiring treatment centers to be certified by LegitScript in April. As NAATP put…

NIDAMED’s “Science to Medicine” Series Offers Crash Course on Medication-Assisted Treatment

This September, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released an online series titled “Science to Medicine” as an educational piece on medication-assisted treatment. The series, which is part of NIDA’s physicians’ outreach initiative, NIDAMED, allows clinicians and practices to…

Surgeon General Releases “Spotlight on Opioids” Document

Last Thursday, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids as part of his ongoing effort in educating the public about substance use disorders. The document, 40 pages long…

September is National Recovery Month

It’s National Recovery Month! And yes, that’s a reason to be excited. Tackling a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is hard for anyone, and September provides an opportunity for us to recognize those who have been through treatment and recovery, and…

Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act – Here’s What’s in It

Update: On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, President Trump officially signed the Opioid Crisis Response Act into law. Monday evening, September 17, the United States Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a legislative package of more than 70 bills…

NAATP: Selecting the Right Treatment Program for You

Overcoming a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) comes with many obstacles, not least of which is the daunting task of finding the right treatment provider. The new Treatment Selection Guide from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) offers consumers…

With Kavanaugh Hearing Underway, Senate Must Not Lose Focus on Opioid Legislation Package

AZZLY® is joining the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) in urging the U.S. Senate to come together and pass the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Package before the midterm elections. With reports indicating the package could come to a vote as…

California, Florida, Texas Among States Requiring Doctors to Consult Database Before Prescribing Painkillers

Related blog post: AZZLY Rize’s DrFirst Integrated Tool Allows You to Access State PDMP Data in the E-Prescribing Workflow In the fight against opioid addiction, eight new states will now require prescribers to review patients’ history of drug use in…

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…

Facebook’s New Policy Requires Treatment Centers to Obtain Certification Before Advertising

On August 9th, Facebook announced a new policy requiring addiction treatment centers to obtain certification from monitoring firm LegitScript. Centers will need to obtain certification in order to advertise their in-person addiction treatment services on Facebook in the United States.

“Yes, it’s covered!” – Why So Many Insurance Companies are Endorsing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is revolutionizing the addiction treatment community as more and more behavioral treatment professionals are adopting this safe and easy-to-control solution. The method can be used to treat a number of different substance issues, including opioid, alcohol,…

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…

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.…

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…

Patients Prefer Digital Billing to Paper

A recent survey showed that more than 50 percent of patients would prefer to receive a digital—not a paper—bill from their healthcare providers. And a whopping 75 percent of patients (including a third of patients age 75 and older) would…

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) FAQs

Is your addiction treatment facility struggling with cash flow shortages resulting from too many past due accounts and a denial ratio that makes you cringe? Perhaps it’s time to examine your revenue cycle management (RCM) strategy. Not really sure what…

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF™)

The Commission on Accreditation and Rehabilitation (CARF™) is a nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services to a variety of different treatment centers at their own request, including disability rehabilitation, retirement facilities, home and community services, and substance abuse treatment facilities.

How Employee Care Leads to Better Patient Care

Never underestimate the power of a positive workplace. If you create an environment where employees feel respected, satisfied, and empowered, you lead them to appreciate their jobs and become more productive and loyal. While this holds true in any industry,…

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) is a pioneering professional society comprised of the top addiction treatment providers in the country. Together they work to help all members improve their level of care for patients and families, and…

Signs You Need A New EHR

Electronic Health Records (EHR) have advanced from their origination, becoming an indispensable part of hospitals, clinics and health center’s daily operations. These real-time, cloud-based records give you and your colleagues secure but ready access to patient charts wherever you are…

Tips to Achieve Work/Life Balance

Avoiding compassion fatigue in the behavioral health services field is challenging. Every day staff sees families struggling to survive the devastating impact of substance abuse and addicts fighting for freedom. Responsible treatment facilities encourage their behavioral health providers to maintain…

Introducing New Technologies in Your Workplace

Behavioral health and addiction treatment providers must learn to embrace value-added new technologies in order to keep improving the patient experience. However, introducing a new system has its challenges, and changes to the status quo always need to be handled…

What You Need to Know About Measurement Based Care

On January 1, the Joint Commission mandated that Joint Commission Accredited organizations, or those that are in the process of accreditation, must employ specific measurement-based care tools in order to retain or obtain accreditation. These new standards have important implications…

What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act’s Fate

Behavioral health and addiction treatment professionals fear changes to the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) will have dire consequences for the most vulnerable. Many are worried that abolishing the individual mandate will trigger dramatic premium increases as more young, healthy people…

Protecting Patient Information: Avoiding Data Breach in Addiction Treatment Facilities

Medical data, specifically personal health information, including names, addresses, and social security numbers, drive a black market worth millions, potentially billions of dollars. The US Department of Health and Human Services confirms 50 significant data breaches already in 2018, and…

Seamless Healthcare Information Exchange

Providers are finding challenges with health information exchange or HIE. There are still hurdles that providers face when trying to exchange information on patients. Nonetheless, the exchange does not need to be complicated. Solutions exist that can help create a…

Challenges of a Utilization Review Coordinator

Many treatment centers, both for-profit and not-for-profit, have discovered that onboarding an experienced Utilization Review Coordinator bridges the gap between Admissions, Accounting, and Clinical departments. Having a trained staff member that can interact with a payer and provide documentation of…

EHRs Help Tackle Paperwork. But Some Come With A Cost.

Are mountains of paperwork contributing to high staff turnover rates and exhaustion for loyal team members? Studies show inefficient workflow within the clinic may produce burnout symptoms, even if you have a great reward package and an otherwise supportive company…

The Perfect Balance Between Financial Health and Patient Services

Tackling Two Crisis Points Simultaneously In September 2017, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released more than $200 million to encourage healthcare providers to tackle the opioid crisis head-on. This financial incentive to improve access to treatment and recovery…

Expanding Services in Addiction Treatment

In the U.S. alone there are over 20,000 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and almost 13,000 related to heroin, making drug overdose the leading cause of accidental deaths. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic with approximately 91 daily…

Electronic Medication Management

There is no doubt about the benefits of Electronic Medical/Health Record implementation to manage and monitor patient progress in the management of addiction treatment.

Your EMR/EHR Can Be So Much Better…

If you own or manage an addiction treatment center, do not make the mistake of purchasing a generic electronic medical/health record software! Addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals have a unique workflow. Your EHR needs to support this process and…

Addiction Treatment Aftercare

After participating in an addiction treatment program, it can be difficult to go back to normal life with its stressors, triggers and access to substances. In many cases, participants attended the program for a short period of time and have…

Patient Brokering Problem

On December 12, 2017, the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Committee held a hearing regarding patient brokering and addiction treatment fraud facilities from referring patients to sober homes that are not certified through the state.

It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times

How true. For many individuals and corporations that have dedicated resources of time and money to open, acquire or grow an opioid addiction treatment business there is a growing market demand. Is it a good business to be in? Yes.…

Benefits of Using EHR Software: An Infographic

How is Your Facility Compliance with Measures of Standard?

The Joint Commission has revised some aspects of CTS.03-01-09 and that, unless otherwise stated, those revisions become effective January 1, 2018. If your Addiction Treatment/Behavioral Health Center is already JCAHO Accredited, you clearly recognize that Accreditation:

Patient Benefits to Paperless Medical Records

Considering the move to EHR/EMR (electronic health records/ electronic medical records) is critical in bringing your Addiction/Behavioral Health practice successfully forward into this competitive healthcare environment. The days of paper charts, waiting for the transcription of dictation, deciphering scribbled notes…

Increasing Patient Motivation and Engagement

One of the biggest challenges addiction treatment professionals face is getting patients to stay motivated and engaged throughout their time in treatment. While most patients enter treatment with good intentions of improving their lives, some quickly and frequently regret their…

Essential Tips for Addiction Treatment Professionals

Every person who battles addiction and wants to get better is going to face hurdles throughout their recovery path. As a treatment professional, it’s up to you to recognize the most common challenges and be prepared to help them overcome.

Do You Recognize the Warning Signs of Poor Office Organization?

Many people don’t know how to recognize the signs of poor office organization until it’s too late. However, EMR/EHR technology can help you drastically improve the dynamic of your office organization. This will manifest itself in numerous ways, including relieving…

AZZLY Introduces Next-Generation EHR and RCM Software for Addiction Treatment Centers

AZZLY® Rize™ is the most advanced technology to elevate patient outcomes for treatment centers.

How to Use EHR/EMR to Improve Patient Safety

Electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic medical records (EMRs) are vital to the effort to improve patient safety—a cause that is on the mind of every medical and clinical professional. These valuable tools can help you and your team minimize…

The True Benefits of EHRs & EMRs For Treatment Centers

For addiction treatment and behavioral health treatment centers, implementing electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic medical records (EMRs) can benefit the practice in numerous ways. Overall, cloud-based EHR solutions are simple to maintain and operate; additionally, they can considerably improve…

Questions To Ask Before Purchasing an EMR or EHR

Choosing an EMR/EHR platform is an important step for treatment centers, and the following questions will help you prepare for your decision.

Resources for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Providers

Treating the Growing Mental Health Pandemic Post-COVID

Over the last few months, we have seen COVID rates of transmission fall all over the United States. While some areas still have cause for concern, most of the nation has cautiously returned to the pre-pandemic normal. For healthcare professionals…

Submit Your Comments for the Updated CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is currently in the process of updating the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for the first time since 2016. The Guideline Draft is open for public comment until the…

Making E-Prescribing Safer for Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Providers and Patients

The more we know about the complexity of addiction, the more effectively we can treat it and then advocate for those with the disease. Medications in combination with counseling and psychotherapy tend to be the most effective approach to treatment. This includes abstinence from all mood- and mind-altering chemicals except those that are prescribed appropriately for the disease.

Addiction and the Brain: 3 Facts You Need to Know

Addiction affects the brain in a number of important ways. Learn more about how addiction can alter your brain’s processes, and the brain chemistry of addiction treatment.

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AZZLY®, Inc. Earns Honorable Mention in DrFirst’s 2022 Healthiverse Heroes Awards

Second Annual Awards Honor Healthcare Organizations That Use Innovative Technology to Break Through Information Silos Vero Beach, FL, May 24, 2022 – Health technology pioneer DrFirst® today announced the winners of its second annual Healthiverse Heroes Awards, honoring healthcare providers…

A Biller’s Journey With AZZLY Rize

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is at the heart of the healthcare industry. Ignoring the importance of best practices in RCM, creates havoc in having a successful revenue stream which is key in continuing to support patients with Mental Health or…

A Discussion with Theresa Napierkowski, AZZLY Director of Implementation Services

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service, including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or…

Watch This Video to Be Prepared for E-Prescribing Mandates

AZZLY® and DrFirst® partnered to deliver a webinar educating prescribers on how they can prepare for the upcoming 2022 and 2023 Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substance (EPCS) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) regulations. This is a must-watch for prescribers…

Be Prepared for January 1 E-Prescribing Deadline

As the end of the year approaches, so do regulatory mandates and deadlines. January 1, 2022, is the EPCS deadline for eight states (CA, MI, IN, MD, NE, NH, UT, WA), and January 1, 2023 is the compliance date for…

A Discussion with Maria Gray, LPN, AZZLY Product Manager and Implementation Specialist

For your convenience and accessibility, we have made this transcript available for you to read. Feel free to listen to the full Talking Treatment™ podcast episode at any time through your preferred listening service: YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or Spotify.…

AZZLY® Partners with MethodOne® by Computalogic® to Offer Opioid Treatment Programs a Cloud-based All-in-One Solution

Behavioral health and addiction treatment software provider AZZLY® has partnered with Computalogic® to integrate MethodOne®, streamlining the care of patients enrolled in an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). The integration seamlessly displays the methadone and suboxone dosing records in the specialty…

How AZZLY® Addresses Healthcare Technology Frustration Among Healthcare Providers

Earlier this year, Eagle Hill Consulting surveyed 505 healthcare workers in the United States on the role of technology in their work. The results were alarming: 37% said that in day-to-day work experiences, technology frustrated them. 17% said it actually…

Residential Treatment Programs Are Choosing These Five Software Features

At AZZLY® we pride ourselves on listening to our clients and constantly improving our software to address their pain points. One segment we serve among our behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment clients is residential treatment programs. We have found that…

Dr. Andrea Barthwell Discusses the Challenges of Opioid Use Disorder Providers and Patients in the Age of COVID

In the 10th edition of our Talking Treatment™ podcast, AZZLY® had the honor of hosting a very esteemed guest: the Honorable Andrea Barthwell, M.D., DFASAM. Dr. Andrea Barthwell is Senior Advisor and Strategist to AZZLY. Dr. Barthwell previously served as…

AZZLY® VP of Business Development Answers FAQs from Mental Health Providers

In our recent webinar, Derek Dorado, AZZLY® Vice President of Business Development, answered some frequently asked questions from mental healthcare and addiction treatment providers interested in AZZLY Rize™. Scroll down to read his answers below or hear them yourself in…

Rewatch Webinar: Optimize Care with Dragon Medical One and AZZLY Rize

Thanks to everyone who joined AZZLY and 1st-Dragon for our webinar on streamlining behavioral health documentation! After introducing attendees to AZZLY and 1st-Dragon, AZZLY Product Manager Maria Gray, LPN, demonstrating the efficiency of using Dragon Medical One speech recognition software…

Opioid Treatment Programs Expand Their Services

Over the past year we’ve received numerous inquiries from Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) and Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) programs looking to expand their services beyond medication dosing to include other therapy services and programs to treat their growing patient population. …

AZZLY® partner Nuance® 1st-Dragon® offers a new cloud-based speech-recognition software

AZZLY® partner Nuance® 1st-Dragon® has phased out Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE). DPME is no longer available to purchase. To facilitate a smooth transition from DMPE to Dragon Medical One (DMO), 1st-Dragon is offering a trial to each provider interested…

Talking Treatment™ Podcast Episode on AZZLY® Revenue Cycle Management Services

In this episode Joyce Wagner, COO of AZZLY® and Director Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Services, joins Tom Patton to discuss AZZLY’s unique capabilities to treatment centers as a billing service. AZZLY empowers mental health and addiction treatment providers to control…

1st-Dragon/CME Announces Partnership with AZZLY® to Provide a Highly Compatible Cloud-based Digital Experience

2021 Best in KLAS Nuance® Dragon® Medical One Pairs with AZZLY Rize® to Improve Patient Documentation Productivity for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Professionals   ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (PRWEB) JUNE 03, 2021 1st-Dragon/CME has recently partnered with the premier digital health…

AZZLY® Partners with Impresiv Health® to Increase Provider Access to Mental Healthcare Technology

AZZLY, Inc., a leading mental health and addiction treatment healthcare IT company, announced today that it has partnered with Impresiv Health, an award-winning national healthcare management consulting firm. The new partnership empowers outpatient treatment organizations to expand the services and…

Director of Psych Services at Antioch University Discusses Using Mental Healthcare Technology to Train the New Generation of Clinical Psychologists

In this episode of the Talking Treatment™ podcast, Vincent Pignatiello, Psy.D., Director of the Psychological Services Center, Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in New England, joins AZZLY® to discuss using AZZLY Rize™ mental healthcare technology in a university setting. Dr.…

Kicking Your Assessments into Gear

Identifying and treating behavioral healthcare disorders is not often as straightforward as diagnosing physical ailments like a broken bone or a fever. Symptoms of mental illness can present cognitively, behaviorally, emotionally, and sometimes even physically. Mental health assessments help providers…

Former White House Deputy Drug Czar Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D. Joins AZZLY® as Senior Advisor and Strategist

Former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Honorable Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., DFASAM, joins AZZLY®, Inc., as Senior Advisor and Strategist. Dr. Barthwell brings decades of experience and dedication…

A Patient’s Journey with AZZLY Rize

Medication-Assisted Treatment is Safer, Easier, and More Effective

People all over the world have been affected by the opioid health crisis. From 1999-2018, almost 450,000 people died from an overdose involving prescription opiates, heroin, fentanyl, or other opioids. About 47,000 people die from opioid overdoses each year in…

How AZZLY Founder and CEO Combines Financial Tech Expertise with a Passion to Serve More in Behavioral Healthcare

Coletta Dorado, the Founder and CEO, recently appeared on the Small Business Leadership Podcast to discuss her experience in the financial sector taking a brokerage paperless and developing it to eventually sell for $100 million, coming out of early retirement…

AZZLY® Partners with Comstock Computing® to Expand Services Offered at Opioid Treatment Programs

Press Release: AZZLY® Partners with Comstock Computing® to Expand Services Offered at Opioid Treatment Programs Behavioral health and addiction treatment digital health provider AZZLY® has partnered with Comstock Computing® to integrate Comstock Computing’s Methware™ software to streamline the care of…

Fox, MarketWatch: “AZZLY Rize is a key player in the global patient care management software market” in 2020

A 2020 market study distributed by Fox and MarketWatch identifies AZZLY® Rize™ as a Key Player of the Global Patient Care Management Software Market. The market study is titled “Patient Care Management Software Market 2020 Effect of COVID-19 Key Players,…

Staying Afloat in the Maryland Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Treatment Market During COVID

PHOTO: A graph of new COVID cases in Maryland, one state that has seen a slow but steady recovery. However, the need to provide behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment services is as present as ever. After a month in phase…

AZZLY® Partners with Citus Health® to Improve Patient Engagement with Digital Forms Solutions

From PRWeb: AZZLY® Partners with Citus Health® to Improve Patient Engagement with Digital Forms Solutions Behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment software solution IT vendor AZZLY® has selected Citus Health to integrate within its comprehensive EHR/PM/RCM solution AZZLY Rize to streamline…

The Future is a Modern Platform Solution, Not Just an EHR

The unfortunate reality about many electronic health record (EHR) systems is that they are a burden on providers. The shift from paper processes to electronic was meant to standardize across the industry and make it easier on providers and patients.…

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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…

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…

How AZZLY® Rize™ Fulfills the AMA’s 8 EHR Usability Principles

The American Medical Association (AMA) has thrown down the gauntlet. Dr. Patrice Harris, the President of the AMA, released a statement calling for “improved EHR usability.” Dr. Harris’s statement began, “A new study issued today found electronic medical records (EHRs)…