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How to Be Your Own Biller as a Therapist

Outsourcing your billing offers many benefits, including allowing you to devote your full attention to client care. But if your practice is new, you’re probably not ready to outsource. And there are also benefits to doing your own billing. If you know how to get set up and put processes in place to make things […]

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Top Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is popular for its practical system of techniques that are highly effective in treating a wide variety of mental health issues — including PTSD, depression, phobias, and other significant problems. But it’s not just for those who suffer serious illnesses. Anyone who wants to better deal with stress and change their […]

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Why Therapists Should Use HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platforms During COVID-19

In an effort to increase access to remote medical services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has recently announced that they will exercise enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements of HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith […]

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Non Directive Play Therapy Techniques

Non-directive play therapy is a counseling method that empowers children to communicate their thoughts and feelings through the use of toys and play. It’s based on the idea that play is the way young children between ages three and twelve process and express what they may not be able to put into words. This therapy […]

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Avoid Coronavirus-Related Cancellations and No Shows with Telehealth

With concerns about Coronavirus and the flu going around, there are multiple reasons why clients may feel tempted to cancel their appointments with your practice. Clients who feel a little under the weather may prefer to stay home to avoid passing on germs to you and others. As more schools close or encourage sick kids […]

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Tips for Therapists to Survive Health Insurance Deductible Season

At the start of the insurance plan year, deductibles reset so many people are responsible for out-of-pocket payments to healthcare providers. Most plans operate on a calendar year, so the “deductible season” generally starts on January 1st. Billing clients in the first few months of the year is tricky because you don’t know if they’ve […]

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Tips to Improve Your Practice’s Insurance Billing in the New Year

Insurance billing is never anyone’s favorite aspect of running a private practice, but is a necessary part of the process. The start of a new year is the perfect time to brush up on your know-how so that you can put your practice in the best position to thrive this year. Staying fresh in your […]

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Why FaceTime Should Absolutely Never Be Used for Teletherapy

 The short answer? No! Unlike the secure and HIPAA-compliant telehealth video platform provided by TheraNest, Apple’s FaceTime is not HIPAA compliant and therefore should never be used to see clients or complete telehealth sessions. Safety, security, and professionalism are all factors that should be considered when determining what platform you will use to see your […]

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SEO for therapists

Five Powerful Ways To Improve Your Website And Get More Patients (Part 1)

This post has been authored by Dr. P. Forrest Talley as part of our guest post series and is Part I in a series to help therapists get the most out of their marketing and SEO. Learn more about Dr. Talley at the bottom of this post. Owning a private practice means you depend on […]

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Deciding Which Mental Health Software is Best for You - TheraNest Blog

How To Decide Which Mental Health Practice Software is Right for You

How to Select the Best Mental Health Practice Software for Your Practice Choosing mental health software for electronic health records (EHR) can be tricky. There are many things to consider when determining if a product is right for your practice’s needs. From practice size to growth trajectory to deciding to do your own billing–every detail […]

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