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How to Make the Most of Your Psychiatric Practice Management Software

If you use practice management software for your psychiatric practice, you know how significantly it can transform your efficiency. But not everyone is aware of everything that practice management software is capable of. Making use of the full range of capabilities can result in major time savings and efficiency gains for your practice. In this […]

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What to Look for in an EMR for Psychiatry

Choosing the right EMR for your psychiatry practice is an important decision. A good EMR solution can make you more efficient and make your practice more enjoyable to run. But choosing an EMR that lacks the features you need can sap your energy and waste time. By identifying your must-have features, you’ll be able to […]

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Benefits of Using Prescription Writing Software for Psychiatry

In days gone by, paper was the only way doctors could communicate prescriptions to pharmacists. Today, prescriptions are increasingly being sent electronically due to the many benefits of e-prescribing. This post examines the benefits for both psychiatrists and patients when prescription writing software replaces older methods of prescribing medications. Patient Safety E-prescribing offers several benefits […]

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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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