Is Your Organization Accredited? Learn How Accreditation Can Increase Your Credibility and Your Revenue

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTP) like yours improve the quality of the care, treatment and services they deliver to their clients. This requirement may sound like a lot of work and headache, but if done correctly, and through the

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3 Ways Outsourced Billing Benefits Your Addiction Treatment Center’s Patients

Ask five behavioral health center directors what keeps them up at night, and you’ll get five pretty similar answers:  their continued ability to provide effective treatment to their patients and to keep their facility running smoothly. They want to concentrate on returning their clients to society sober, healthy and focused on staying that way. They

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Debunking the Myth: Outsourcing Behavioral Health Billing is Too Expensive

Billing for addiction treatment is at the center of your business, even though caring for your patients is your top priority. Without strong processes and people that allow you to be as effective as possible, you can’t generate the income you want and need. At its simplest, outsourcing behavioral health billing results in more income for your

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Improving Patient Intake can Improve your Revenue Cycle

Without strong revenue cycle management and oversight, from intake to treatment, discharge, billing and payment, it doesn’t matter how much cash your behavioral health center has. Lacking proper management could be throwing up obstacles, including late payments and denials that significantly reduce your cash flow and your profits. Revenue cycle management has its challenges, so we’ve

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3 Benefits to Outsourcing your Behavioral Health Billing

The ultimate goal of a behavioral health center is to provide effective treatment that helps patients recover. There’s so much that that goes into making that happen, from finding a bed to providing treatment and other related services. At the same time as these organizations focus on patient treatment, they need to have a significant

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Billing Processes to Increase Your Profits and Decrease Your Losses

In the summer of 2015, Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine closed its substance abuse recovery center in Westbrook, in part because of low reimbursement rates for addiction services. Shortly after that, the Sanford Addiction Treatment Clinic in Maine announced that they were closing for similar reasons. With a growing opiate addiction in Maine, and around

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Download Our Complimentary White Paper – Labs Market Trends: Staying Ahead of the Curve

In our experience providing medical billing services for behavioral health organizations, we’ve gained significant awareness of the daily struggles faced by internal medical billing and coding personnel. One of the biggest billing hurdles we’ve seen is the ability of our clients to collect payment for laboratory testing services. (The toxicology laboratories industry has seen their

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Is Your Treatment Center Being Paid Effectively? How To Ensure Clean Claims

Revenue cycle management is critical to operations in any healthcare business. Payment resulting from clean claim submission facilitates optimum collection windows while reducing denials and refund requests from commercial payers. Treatment centers with internal billing departments often struggle with inherent staffing shortfalls, technology transitions and human error, which can severely impact clean claim rates. Contrary

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Are You Getting Everything You Need From Your Billing Company?

Your addiction treatment facility’s billing provider handles one of the most important aspects of your operations—revenue cycle management. This function is critical to your entity’s survival. With so much in the hands of your billing company, are you sure you are using the right one? To determine if your billing and collections are appropriately managed

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Considering Changing Billing Companies? Here’s Why You Should

Revenue cycle management for a treatment center is impossible without an effective and knowledgeable partner. Whether the billing is conducted through an internal department or an externally sourced service provider, your center’s financial success relies upon this relationship. Much like a successful marriage, this relationship can be blissful and productive. However, like a troubled marriage,

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