We are under increasing pressure to practice what I would term checklist medicine. That pressure comes from three main sources: billing, legal concerns, and time. In order to bill for our services, especially if we
For providers in private practice, picking an electronic medical record (EMR) is one of the first and most essential steps in establishing a practice. Because mental health providers are legally required to maintain patient records,
Pulling up charts. Phone tag. Prior authorizations. Rinse, repeat. Reminiscent of Groundhog Day, the daily grind in running a mental health private practice rarely gives way. Some days may have more faxes to be processed than others;
The way prescriptions are sent to be filled in New York is about to change in a major way in March. Beginning March 27th, 2016, a mandatory New York e-prescribing law will go into effect that requires all medical
Being a caring, knowledgeable clinician is vital for patient care, but having such skill does not necessarily mean that running a mental health practice comes easy — especially if you do not have a basic background in business.
You get out of a taxi and realize the laptop in your briefcase has sped off, along with your patient notes saved in Microsoft Word. Or unbeknownst to you an email just went out to your
Picking your private practice’s legal structure is far less exciting than choosing which couch to furnish your office with, but the impact of your choice will last far longer than any office furniture. With effects
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