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Category: Practice Management

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare world began hearing a lot of discussion about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These entities are networks of hospitals, doctors and other health care providers that take on not only the medical responsibility for a group of patients, but financial responsibility as well. The overall idea

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Why Use A Cloud Based Intake System?

How do you manage intakes? There are very few intake management systems out there specifically for mental health, and even fewer that are cloud based and follow the security guidelines for HIPAA. The benefits, however, of an intake system that is accessible from anywhere and is secure are enormous. Imagine having yourself or your fellow therapists maintain

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Risk Management for Mobile Devices in Mental Health

Risk Management for Mobile Devices in Mental Health: Some Basics for Private Practice If you work in private practice, chances are your personal email and your work email are fairly closely tied together. I’m not sure how it is for you, but in my workweek, people email me all manner of private information, whether or

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3 Great Ideas for Outpatient Practice After The Affordable Care Act

The healthcare environment is changing, and doing so rapidly. Outpatient practices are interfacing more with large healthcare entities, and are seeing a wider mix of third party payers associated with the Affordable Care Act. It is well established that behavioral health will play an important role in the collaborative work of Accountable Care Organizations, but

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