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What Therapists Need to Know About HIPAA Compliant Communications

This post has been authored by Anabeli Fernandez, Marketing Manager at Hushmail, as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Anabeli at the bottom of this post. As a therapist, you have the privilege of being allowed into your clients’ private lives where you are entrusted with personal information that must remain confidential. […]

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Top ICD-10 Codes for Mental and Behavioral Health

ICD-10 Codes Used By Therapists

Insurance billing is no easy task. It is made even more confusing by the vast amount of terminology (and acronyms) used for even the most simple of tasks. There are thousands of codes you have to juggle — CPT, ICD-10, and DSM 5, just for starters. It is easy to choose the wrong code but it can be a costly mistake. In this post, we’re breaking down and defining what ICD, DSM, and CPT mean and how you, as a therapist, use them every day.
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How To Go Paperless In Your Therapy Office

How To Save Time & Resources: Go Paperless

Going paperless at your therapy private practice might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Having the right tools and processes in place before you begin transitioning to a paperless practice can save you both time and headache. Not to mention, taking the time to go paperless now will help set your private practice up for future success in the future.
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Are Your Psychotherapy Notes HIPAA Compliant? - TheraNest Blog

Are Your Psychotherapy Notes HIPAA Compliant?

How to Maintain HIPAA Compliant Psychotherapy Notes

HIPAA compliance is a topic that is always on a therapist’s mind–after all, it impacts almost every aspect of running a private practice. Not only is HIPAA important for protecting clients’ rights, but it also grants therapists powerful protections as well. The most common questions we get here at TheraNest, often have to do with HIPAA compliance–especially as it pertains to psychotherapy note-taking. In this post, we’re discussing the HIPAA privacy rule and how it applies to your notes, including both progress and psychotherapy (or process) notes. 
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Everything You Wanted to Know About HIPAA (But Were Afraid to Ask)

What You Need to Know About HIPAA

Are you confused about HIPAA and how it affects your private practice? You’re not alone. HIPAA can be hard to navigate when you’re working for yourself and by yourself in private practice. If you have a ton of questions about HIPAA, this article is a great place to start. Below, we’ll tackle the most commonly asked (and confusing) questions about HIPAA.
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How to Improve Client Confidentiality in Your Private Practice

Improve Client Confidentiality in Your Practice

Is your private practice private? Can your clients feel safe in your office? As a mental health practitioner, you’re tasked with protecting your clients’ confidentiality, and that can be daunting. The following tips will help you improve privacy for your clients in your office setting.
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What You Need to Know About Hiring an Accountant for Your Private Practice

Hiring an Accountant for Your Private Practice

Do you dread the idea of handling and reconciling your business finances? That’s because you’re a therapist and not an accountant. But when you hang your shingle in private practice, you also become a small business, and bookkeeping becomes a big concern. That big concern can snowball into an even bigger concern if you don’t have a system for handling it. You need a strategy for managing your business finances and sometimes the best solution is to hire someone else to do it. While you’re busy doing what you love, why not hire someone else to do the things you don’t love? But before you start working with an accountant, there are a few things you need to consider. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of hiring an accountant along with the best practices to follow.
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