Behavioral Health News: Mend Partners with Leading Community Mental Health Organizations to Reduce No-Shows and Increase Access to Care
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by Mend
2M ago
ORLANDO, Fla., March 19, 2024 – Today in behavioral health news, Mend, the leading patient engagement and telehealth platform for mental and behavioral health, is proud to announce its strategic partnerships with four prominent community mental health organizations:  Burrell Behavioral Health, Clarity Healthcare1, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, and TCN Behavioral Health. These organizations, which include respected members of mhca, (Mental Health Corporations of America), join together with Mend to revolutionize access to mental healthcare, reduce no-show rates, and enhance mental h ..read more
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Understanding SAMHSA’s Key Changes to 42 CFR Part 8: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
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by Mend
2M ago
Imagine a healthcare landscape where treatment is accessible, patients receive personalized care tailored to their unique needs, and innovative approaches pave the way for improved medical outcomes. With the recent amendments to federal regulations governing opioid treatment programs (OTPs), this vision becomes a step in the right direction toward making this a reality. Background and Purpose of 42 CFR Part 8 Established under 42 CFR Part 8, these regulations provide a comprehensive framework for the treatment and management of opioid use disorder (OUD) using opioid agonist medications such as ..read more
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Becoming a CCBHC: Staffing Requirements
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by Mend
3M ago
Welcome to the inaugural post of our six-part blog series, unraveling the intricacies of becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). In this series, we will navigate through the essential requirements outlined by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) to shed light on the path toward achieving CCBHC certification. CCBHCs play a crucial role in delivering comprehensive behavioral health services, and to achieve this, strict staffing requirements are mandated by the PAMA. Ensuring that staff possesses diverse disciplinary backgrounds, necessary licensing and accreditat ..read more
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Empowering Change: SAMHSA’s Impact on Behavioral Health Through Grant Funding, Innovation, and Collaboration
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by Mend
4M ago
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an important agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency plays a key role in advancing behavioral health nationwide, leading efforts to improve the availability and quality of behavioral health services. Established in 1992, SAMHSA’s primary mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities. Additionally, SAMHSA benefits the mental and substance abuse fields through impactful innovation, supporting research, prevention, and treatment initiatives that addre ..read more
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Telemedicine Billing: GT, 95 & GQ Modifier Differences
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by Mend
4M ago
The world of telemedicine has become increasingly important in recent years and telemedicine services are growing at a rapid pace, especially in the wake of a global pandemic. Not only has it become crucial to receive healthcare service from a distance, but it’s also the preference of many patients who wish to have healthcare visits from the comfort of their homes. As more healthcare providers and patients turn to virtual health visits, providers must understand the correct billing practices and use appropriate modifiers on their claims. Specifically, for those practicing telemedicine, knowin ..read more
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Compassionate Foundations: Self-Care for Mental Health Providers
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by Mend
4M ago
In the relentless pursuit of promoting mental well-being, mental health providers find themselves at the forefront of support for others. As we delve into our exploration of Provider Self-Care, we recognize that self-compassion is not just a concept to preach but an essential practice to embrace. In this installment, we will delve deeper into the nuances of self-compassion and the transformative impact it can have on the mental health journey of providers. The Essence of Self-Compassion: Imagine a mental health provider as a lighthouse guiding ships through stormy seas. While the lighthouse st ..read more
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World Mental Health Day: A Personal Perspective from Mend
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by Mend
8M ago
World Mental Health Day: October 10, 2023 On World Mental Health Day, Warren Bates, Mend’s CEO, and David Henderson, Mend’s Director of Marketing, share their personal stories of how mental and behavioral health has affected their lives, and how caring healthcare professionals have made a difference. About World Mental Health Day World Mental Health Day was established in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues. In the past, there has been a social stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health, but this awareness day is help ..read more
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Mend and Eleos Health Partner to Bring the Power of Digital Patient Engagement and CareOps Automation to Behavioral Health Organizations
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by Mend
8M ago
ORLANDO, FL and BOSTON, MA September 21, 2023 – Mend, the leading patient engagement and telehealth platform for behavioral health, today announced it has officially partnered with Eleos Health, the leader in AI for behavioral health. This partnership will make both platforms more accessible to organizations across the country, enabling them to not only optimize virtual care delivery and quality, but also alleviate the burden of session documentation for providers conducting virtual appointments. Mend users will be able to easily leverage Eleos Health’s Augmented Intelligence technology to red ..read more
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Mastering Mental Health Intake Forms in 2023
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by Mend
9M ago
Say goodbye to clunky clipboards and PDFs. Discover the best practices for collecting mental health intake forms in 2023. Empower your care teams & improve your patient satisfaction rates today. Mental health intake forms furnish essential information for providers and care teams. However, collecting this important information can slow down a practice’s flow and impede patient care if the right solution isn’t in place. Learn more about digital intake forms, their various benefits, and the steps you can take to streamline this technology in your practice today. What are Patient Intake Forms ..read more
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10 Ways To Reduce No-Show Rates at Mental Health Organizations in 2023
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by Mend
10M ago
Learn 10 proven methods for mental health practices to reduce patient no-shows. Start taking the steps to boost patient attendance, engagement, & outcomes. Reducing no-show rates in mental health practices is a critical objective in 2023. As many as 50% of mental health appointments aren’t completed. This significantly impacts patient care and provider revenue. In this article, we’ll explore both immediate and long-term practical strategies providers can take to tackle this pervasive issue. Jump ahead: The Impact of High No-Show Rates Why Do Patients Miss Their Visits? 10 Ways to Reduce N ..read more
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