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2021 EM Coding Changes

What to Know About the New E/M Coding Changes for 2021

January 15, 2021 |

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have made significant changes to Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding, which…

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Beginner's Guide to Mental Health Notes

A Beginner’s Guide to Mental Health Notes

January 12, 2021 |

Counselors, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other behavioral health professionals need to take notes when they see clients. Mental health notes, such as assessments and…

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Handwritten Therapy Notes are Costing You Time: Here's What to Do

Handwritten Therapy Notes Cost You Time: Here’s What to Do

January 6, 2021 |

Photographers and cartoonists commonly portray therapists holding a notepad and pen as they sit next to clients. There is some truth to this stereotype —…

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8 Tips for Virtual School Counseling

8 Tips for Virtual School Counseling

December 31, 2020 |

As a school counselor, you provide a range of critical services to students. From academic guidance to emotional support, you help students navigate challenges that…

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Benefits of EHR Software for Psychologists and Psychiatrists

Top 6 Benefits of EHR Software for Psychologists and Psychiatrists

December 21, 2020 |

Electronic health record (EHR) software is commonly utilized in doctor’s offices and hospitals across the United States, and it’s becoming more of a necessity. According…

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Tips for New Counselors and Therapists

10 Tips for New Counselors and Therapists

December 9, 2020 |

If you’ve recently entered the behavioral health field or opened a private practice, you may be looking for advice. Starting something new can feel intimidating,…

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How Crisis Intervention Teams Aid Law Enforcement

How Crisis Intervention Teams Aid Law Enforcement

December 2, 2020 |

A crisis can affect any person or any family. The American Psychological Association defines a crisis as a situation, such as a traumatic change, that…

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How to Write a Biopsychosocial Assessment

How to Write a Biopsychosocial Assessment

November 24, 2020 |

Biopsychosocial assessments are based on the biopsychosocial model proposed by Dr. George Engel in 1977. According to Engel’s model, a person’s biological, social and psychological…

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Upcoming 21st Century Cures Act Changes

Upcoming 21st Century Cures Act Changes

November 20, 2020 |

Beginning on April 5, 2021, a federal ruling will necessitate that clinicians allow virtual access for patients to view their notes. These notes are to…

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Tips for Writing Effective Case Management Notes

Writing Effective Case Management Notes

November 11, 2020 |

Case managers provide a plethora of services for clients that are focused on helping them achieve wellness and autonomy. The main goal of a case…

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