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What is EPCS in Psychiatry?

Electronic prescriptions are becoming standard, replacing paper prescriptions in most practices. As a result, federal and state governments are looking for ways to use the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) to help battle the growing problem of drug abuse and dependence. In this post, we explore what EPCS regulations are and your responsibilities as […]

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When is E-prescribing Mandatory for Psychiatrists?

E-prescribing is faster, simpler, and less prone to error than using paper or phoning in prescriptions. But not every provider finds e-prescribing attractive. The American Psychiatric Association has historically petitioned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to relax certain requirements around e-prescribing due to various challenges around its use. So many psychiatrists are asking, […]

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Most Common Psychiatric Controlled Substances

The last few decades have seen a rise in illicit prescription drug use in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes the opioid epidemic as a “public health emergency.” As a result, the government is actively working to battle this growing problem with mandates for the electronic prescribing of controlled […]

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Psychiatric Practice Management

In training, psychiatrists are thoroughly educated on the mistakes to avoid in their clinical work. But it’s rare for a program to teach practice management skills. While not as serious as clinical mistakes, practice management mistakes can wreak havoc on your practice. Here are the five most common psychiatric practice management mistakes and how to […]

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How Do Electronic Prescriptions Work for Psychiatrists?

Most of us remember how prescriptions worked in the old days. As you finished up your appointment, your doctor would rapidly scribble on a prescription pad, tear off the prescription, and hand it to you. You’d gaze down at the sloppy scrawl and say a prayer that your pharmacist had better deciphering skills than you […]

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What to Include in a Therapist’s Professional Will

While no one likes to think about misfortune befalling them, especially not misfortune leading to death, the reality is that none of us is guaranteed tomorrow. As a therapist, if the worst should happen, you want to be sure that your clients will be taken care of, and your colleagues and family members will know […]

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Common CMS-1500 Form Mistakes to Avoid

It costs an average of $6.50 to file a claim, $25 to resubmit a rejected claim, and $37 to correct and resubmit a denied claim. These costs quickly eat into the average $88 reimbursement a therapist receives for each session. The more mistakes you make when filling out the CMS-1500 claim form, the more rejections […]

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How a List of Emotions Can Help Your Clients

According to insights from emotion-focused therapy (EFT), emotional awareness, accepting each emotion, and knowing how to work with emotions are important skills essential to wellbeing. As a therapist, you can help your clients make progress by guiding them to understand how their emotions work and how to glean information from the emotions they experience. In […]

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Tips for Successful Psychiatric Practice Management

Many of us have had the experience of enthusiastically starting a garden only to get busy with life’s many other demands. The day-to-day to-do list prevents us from dedicating time to our garden’s growth. As a result, the vision of creating our own Garden of Eden fails to materialize. Running a psychiatric practice often follows […]

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The DASS-21 Scale Explained

Most successful projects require a variety of tools, used in combination to achieve the desired end. The same holds true when evaluating new clients. No single data point can accurately inform therapeutic decision-making on its own. Instead, a combination of assessments provides a clearer picture of your client’s current situation and helps you determine how […]

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