Private Practice: Is Change the Answer?

Electronic Health Reporter

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4 Tools That Increase Patient Engagement for Private Practices

iSALUS Healthcare

Is your private practice struggling to keep its patients engaged on a day-to-day basis? Many providers know that patient engagement at any private practice results in better health outcomes and healthier lives. Below are four tools that can help you engage your patients within your private practice: 1) Patient Portal One of the most accessible tools for patients is a patient portal. Interested in integrating these tools into your practice?

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Survey: Doctors might prefer private practice, but the jobs are at hospitals

FierceHealthIT

Where doctors would prefer to work and where the jobs actually are appear to be at odds, according to a new survey

A Therapist’s Guide to Working Remotely

TheraNest

Let’s explore best practices for working remotely as a therapist. Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate these interruptions, which we’ll cover as we review best practices. Best Practices for Providing Mental Health Services from Home. Private PracticeModern telehealth options have made it easy for therapists to offer services on a remote basis.

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

TheraNest

Although the OCR has temporarily lifted regulations regarding HIPAA-compliance and telehealth platforms, it is still best practice to use a HIPAA secure telehealth platform to deliver mental health care to your clients. If your client’s private health information is compromised due to using a non-HIPAA compliant telehealth platform, the consequences for your client are still the same even if you do not get fined. Private Practice

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Avoid Coronavirus-Related Cancellations and No Shows with Telehealth

TheraNest

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. Best practice is generally to have a late cancellation policy to protect your practice against the financial ramifications of missed appointments. Once you have enabled telehealth for your practice, you can offer telehealth sessions to your clients who might otherwise have needed to cancel. Private Practice

A Few Things I Know for Sure

TheraNest

Lessons Learned From My First Private Practice. I passed the licensure exam, and would soon be fully credentialed to embark on the adventure of opening my own private practice. A few days later, I literally hung my shingle and my private practice was open for business. I know for sure that the best part of owning my own private practice is autonomy. Not every private practice owner will choose to go this route.

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

TheraNest

How to Select the Best Mental Health Practice Software for Your Practice. 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 must be accounted for to ensure you choose an EHR system that is the best fit for you. Instead of propelling your practice forward, it’s going to end up holding you back.

Denial Management Best Practices

TheraNest

In this post, we’re looking at the types of denials you may encounter, how to better understand why claims are getting denied, and best practices for denial management. 7 Best Practices for Managing Your Denials. Establishing a process to proactively manage your denials is important for your practice’s revenue generation and cash flow. Here are seven best practices that will help you with denial management. . Create a Plan Based on Best Practices.

4 Therapeutic Strategies to Help Clients Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

TheraNest

With the tools you’re already using regularly in your practice, you can greatly help clients experiencing SAD. Private PracticeFor centuries, many people in colder, cloudier climates have noticed that they feel less cheerful in the fall and winter months. The “winter blues” affect some people more than others, however. In these cases, symptoms go beyond merely feeling down. They can be overwhelming and interfere with a person’s daily activities.

How to Pick Malpractice Insurance for Your Therapy Practice

TheraNest

Confidentiality is easy to let slip, or you may inadvertently share advice beyond your scope of practice. . Let’s explore how to choose the right policy and insurer for your practice. . Premises liability — Offers coverage for liability issues that occur on the premise of your practice. They may intervene before a lawsuit is filed by sending letters on your behalf and even devising a strategy to protect your practice. Private Practice

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

TheraNest

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 understanding of the entire insurance claim submission cycle will help you to keep on top of your practice’s billing and avoid unnecessary delays in cash flow. Private Practice

How to Be Your Own Biller as a Therapist

TheraNest

But if your practice is new, you’re probably not ready to outsource. This flexibility also allows you to control the entire client-practice relationship. See how therapists are using our billing features to streamline their practices. Private PracticeOutsourcing your billing offers many benefits, including allowing you to devote your full attention to client care. And there are also benefits to doing your own billing.

Non Directive Play Therapy Techniques

TheraNest

Playing games — More structured activities like games can provide valuable insights into the child’s abilities to interact with others and can provide opportunities to practice following rules and social norms. Private PracticeNon-directive play therapy is a counseling method that empowers children to communicate their thoughts and feelings through the use of toys and play.

Top Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

TheraNest

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. They can be introduced during a session and the client can then continue practicing the techniques between visits to reinforce new skills leading to changes in behaviors and thoughts. Skills training gives people practical skills to achieve their goals.

Tips for Therapists to Survive Health Insurance Deductible Season

TheraNest

Billing clients in the first few months of the year is tricky because you don’t know if they’ve met their insurance deductible or not — and it isn’t practical to inquire about every client’s status at every visit. Having a plan in place to ensure you’re paid in a timely manner for services will improve the cash flow of your practice and reduce costs. There are several options, and this article will help you choose what works best for your practice. Private Practice

A Few Things I Know for Sure

TheraNest

Lessons Learned From My First Private Practice. I passed the licensure exam, and would soon be fully credentialed to embark on the adventure of opening my own private practice. A few days later, I literally hung my shingle and my private practice was open for business. I know for sure that the best part of owning my own private practice is autonomy. Not every private practice owner will choose to go this route.

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

TheraNest

Owning a private practice means you depend on marketing when you want to get more therapy clients in your door. You have a private practice to run. The reward for all of this is your practice will have greater visibility and more referrals. . Joe Bavonese is a clinical psychologist who has built a private practice that employs more than two dozen therapists and has multiple income streams. This post has been authored by Dr. P.

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

TheraNest

Owning a private practice means you depend on marketing to get clients in your door. You have a private practice to run. The reward for all of this is your practice will have greater visibility and more referrals. . Joe Bavonese is a clinical psychologist who has built a private practice that employs more than two dozen therapists and has multiple income streams. To learn more about his practice and work, visit his site here.

5 Tips To Make Your Online Presence Pop as a Therapist

TheraNest

For many therapists launching a new private practice, online marketing isn’t exactly top of mind. While you want to avoid a laundry list of every client you’ve ever seen, for most clinicians who are new to private practice , it’s equally important to not go overly-niche and exclude clients unnecessarily. I practice respectful and connection-based conversation regarding parenting skills and experiences. Marketing Tips for Mental Health Professionals .

JPMorgan spinoff Kadena puts blockchain on AWS—and on the table for small and medium-sized businesses

FierceHealthIT

Despite all the hype about blockchain's future in healthcare, it's hard for smaller players like private practices to build such systems themselves. Kadena is aiming to fix that by putting an easy-to-set-up blockchain platform on Amazon Web Services

6 Negotiation Tips For Physicians

Electronic Health Reporter

Getting out of residency and into private practice can be an exciting time full of expectations and opportunities. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Nonetheless, some doctors feel some apprehension and even show some diffidence when it comes to discussing terms of employment. Some of the best negotiation training is in New York. Physicians can graduate equipped to face the challenge […].

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Psychiatric Practice Management

TheraNest

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 avoid them. .

Therapy Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2019

TheraNest

In this post, we have compiled our favorite podcasts for therapists, practice owners, and anyone who loves to learn. The topics range from insightful research in the field of psychology to the study of happiness to practical tips on how to better manage your practice. They are designed to be enjoyed both by practicing therapists or by anyone who has a broad interest in the field of psychology or mental health. For Private Practice Owners.

[Webinar] It’s Raining Clients: How to Fill Your Practice with Abundance

TheraNest

Building the Private Practice You Want with Dr. Chloe Carmichael PhD. Especially private pay, high functioning clients? Clinical psychologist and expert practice builder Dr. Chloe Carmichael of Profitable Practices will share tips and information on how therapists can thrive in private practice. Is it okay for therapists to want a lucrative practice? • Would you like to attract, book, and retain more clients?

[Webinar] It’s Raining Clients: How to Fill Your Practice with Abundance

TheraNest

Building the Private Practice You Want with Dr. Chloe Carmichael PhD. Especially private pay, high functioning clients? Clinical psychologist and expert practice builder Dr. Chloe Carmichael of Profitable Practices will share tips and information on how therapists can thrive in private practice. Is it okay for therapists to want a lucrative practice? • Would you like to attract, book, and retain more clients?

Marketing Your Telehealth Services

TheraNest

You’ve talked to your insurance companies and you’ve chosen your secure video conferencing tool –you’re officially a telehealth providing therapy practice. Marketing your telehealth services is a crucial part of creating a successful private practice. Your website is the gateway into your practice. Advertising and marketing your new services allows you to open up your practice for both additional patient care and increased revenue.

Psychiatrists 'pleasantly surprised' with transition to telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

More than half the psychiatrists interviewed were exclusively in private practice; the rest of the participants worked in more than two outpatient settings or for nonprofit agencies, community mental health centers, federally qualified health centers, or hospital clinics. When it comes to long-term telepsychiatry sustainability, providers in private practice expressed concerns about revenue impact.

Marketing Your Telehealth Services

TheraNest

You’ve talked to your insurance companies and you’ve chosen your secure video conferencing tool –you’re officially a telehealth providing therapy practice. Marketing your telehealth services is a crucial part of creating a successful private practice. Your website is the gateway into your practice. Advertising and marketing your new services allows you to open up your practice for both additional patient care and increased revenue.

AMA offers new tools to help doctors navigate COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To help private-practice physicians manage the operational and business challenges posed by the coronavirus emergency, AMA has put together some new toolkits to help practices stay strong and deliver better care during the fast-evolving coronavirus crisis. Among the resources, AMA has published a guide designed to help keep practices solvent. Meanwhile, AMA has also updated its Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Engagement: Offer Telehealth or Risk Attrition

iSALUS Healthcare

Using the right tools so that patients can participate in their care is an important step in improving the quality of care given by your private practice. There are many different tools that are used by providers to help grow their practice’s level of patient engagement. Even if your private practice is not looking to expand, adopting telehealth may prevent you from losing the patients you already have. Patient engagement means a few different things.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Review this guide to understand the different types of companies in the telehealth game and how they can help support your career or medical practice.

Appian and National Health IT Week: Why Do I Heart HIT?

Appian

A physician in private practice who is tending to a regular cadence of patients with annual physicals. For two summers during high school, I was able to shadow him each weekday morning as he and his fellow private practice surgeons performed everything from cholecystectomies to hysterectomies to total hip replacements to open heart surgery. Why do I HEART HIT? It’s a question I’ve been mulling over for the last few weeks since I was asked to write this blog post.

5 Tips To Make Your Online Presence Pop as a Therapist

TheraNest

For many therapists launching a new private practice, online marketing isn’t exactly top of mind. While you want to avoid a laundry list of every client you’ve ever seen, for most clinicians who are new to private practice , it’s equally important to not go overly-niche and exclude clients unnecessarily. I practice respectful and connection-based conversation regarding parenting skills and experiences. Marketing Tips for Mental Health Professionals .

Bradford partners with TytoCare to provide virtual consultations for children with acute health conditions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Having secured FDA clearance in 2016, the TytoCare device is being used by health systems, telehealth companies, large private practices and employers across the United States and Israel. Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be the first provider in the UK to partner with TytoCare, an all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for remote medical examinations.

Telehealth and Cybersecurity: Is Your Crisis Solution Putting You at Risk?

GlobalMed

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a multitude of juicy opportunities for bad actors,” the report noted, “ranging from phishing attempts fueled by fear of the crisis to patchy work-from-home security practices.”

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The Supreme Court Justice with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Justice Sotomayor worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York and then entered private practice, specializing in international commercial litigation. The odds that Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first person with diabetes to be seated on the highest court are pretty long. However, Justice Sotomayor is the first to reveal her diabetes diagnosis in a very public way. She let it be known that she has Type 1 in her 2013 memoir, My Beloved World.