The 3 Tenants of Creators and Consumers for Value Based Payments

When you look at a finished report like the one below, it looks like it must have been complicated to create and taken a long time. It’s colorful; it can be filtered to highlight specific...

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Conquer Value-Based Payments with Customized Reports in Your Agency

If you put some of the best minds in behavioral health together and asked them what the most important reporting needs are to succeed in value-based payments, many of them would probably agree. ...

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Approaching the Bench in Trauma Informed Courts | There’s a Difference

70% of adults in the United States have experienced trauma at least once in their lives. These traumatic events continue to affect how the individuals function in their daily life long after the...

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45 Thousand Lost to the Suicide Epidemic, and Counting {Infographic}

After Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain each took their own lives within a week of one another, suicide awareness and prevention dominated the media. But eventually other stories stole the attention...

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Working in Hell’s Kitchen | Rising Suicide Rates in Restaurant Workers

I recently caught up with a cousin I haven’t seen in a while. I was explaining that I work at a behavioral health software company, and I write about issues in the field. Issues like the opioid...

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What Hockey Injuries Taught Me About Mental Health Treatment

It was the first week of January in 2014, and my men’s league hockey game was coming to its weekly late-night conclusion.  I was chasing a puck into the corner while fighting off a defender with...

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3 Tips for Maintaining Outcomes Integrity in Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health field is undergoing a data revolution where electronic capture of daily activity is expected to produce reports that demonstrate, among other things, quality. The initial...

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What Happens After a Relapse | The Clinician’s Perspective

I grew up watching Disney Channel – the Camp Rock movies starring Demi Lovato were two of my favorites.  Like any Disney program, it tried to teach the importance of being yourself. But I learned...

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The Florida Model for Addiction Treatment | More Than Beaches & Disney

When most people think about Florida, they think about sunshine; about white sandy beaches and crystal blue water; about laughing with Mickey Mouse at Disney World. But for many others, they think...

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Treat Trauma with the 7 Domains of Trauma-Informed Care {Infographic}

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. 70% of adults in the United States have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma affects an individual’s life long after the event...

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