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  • 00:27

    Your Legal Toolbox For Kids With Behavioral Issues - Part 1

    in Parents

    Do you have a child with behavioral issues? How do you get the right accommodations and appropriate placement under special education law?


    Part 1


    Committee Meetings – The Process


    504 


    IEP


    IDEA


    Classification


    How is classification determined?


    What is the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP and why it’s important to know.


    My child is very bright and does well academically but cannot learn due to behavioral/neurobiological issues so the school will not classify him?


    Part 2


    The IDEA


    FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education


    LRE – Least Restrictive Environment


    What if my child isn’t failing but is unable to learn or attend class due to behaviors?


    What are different classifications for children and teens with mental illness or behavioral issues?


    Do I have to use an attorney to get my child classified?


    What rights attach to someone who has been classified?


    What if my child has been classified and I don’t think that problems are being solved?


    The District offered my child a seat in a program and I’ve heard things about it that I don’t like and feel it will worsen her behaviors, do I have to accept it?


    How can parents enroll their child in a private school that best accommodates their child at district expense?


    Is an IEP a legal contract?


     


     

  • 00:16

    Behavioral and Mental Health Billing: The Non-Profit Sector

    in Psychology

    Join us for a discussion with Cecelia Renteria, CEO of C&C Associates Medical Billing Associates. Her firm specializes in billing and revenue cycle management for the Behavioral Health field - with a special focus on Not-for-Profit Community Mental Health centers.  '


    Read the full blog article HERE.


    Why is Revenue Cycle Management/Billing for Behavioral and Mental Health a passion for you?


    How does much does it impact a practice or facility when you don't have the right knowledge and/or understanding of a billing department?


    What recommendations can you give to help prevent this from happening?


    What would you say the percentage rate is that practices take a loss because of simple mistakes that were preventable?


    How much stress can be relieved for a practice if they out-source their billing?


    How much would you say your team has helped practices grow?


    Why has it been important for you to hire bilingual staff?


     


     


     

  • 00:27

    Your Legal Toolbox - Part 2 - Special Ed Law for kids with behavioral issues

    in Parents

    Guest Bonnie Schinagle - Special Education Attorney


    Part 2


    The IDEA


    FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education


    LRE - Least Restrictive Environment


    What if my child isn’t failing but is unable to learn or attend class due to behaviors?


    What are different classifications for children and teens with mental illness or behavioral issues?


    Do I have to use an attorney to get my child classified? 


    What rights attach to someone who has been classified?


    What if my child has been classified and I don’t think that problems are being solved?


    The District offered my child a seat in a program and I’ve heard things about it that I don’t like and feel it will worsen her behaviors, do I have to accept it?


    How can parents enroll their child in a private school that best accommodates their child at district expense? 


    Is an IEP a legal contract?

  • 00:27

    Behavioral Health Revenue Cycle Management: Triadic LLC

    in Psychology

    Meet two technologists, Cindy Day and Heather Griffin, owners of Triadic, LLC – a Behavioral Health specific revenue cycle management company. It became imperative for everythingEHR to find a billing company that understands how electronic health records software works. The Triadic team is responsible for processing over 50 million dollars in claims per month for some of the largest Community Mental Health agencies in the United States.


    Join our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, as she discusses the skill-set and passion required to serve our favorite sector of healthcare: Behavioral Health.


    Read the full blog article HERE and visit www.triadicllc.com.


    How have you seen technology change in Behavioral Health in terms of what a billing company needs in order to process claims?


    What kinds of technology are you familiar with including Behavioral Health EHRs?


    What kinds of reports have you created when EHR technology didn't give you or your clients what is needed?


    Providers typically want a billing entity to negotiate better rates from private insurance carriers. It takes a lot of work to make this happen. There is no magic strategy and yet many billing agencies tell their providers this is an easy negotiation process. What is Triadic's take on this process?


    everythingEHR has, unfortunately, had to refer many of our Behavioral Health clients to new billing entities because they experienced significant losses in revenue and lack of professionalism from their previous billing firm. What are some of the reasons you've seen billing companies quickly go down hill?


    What is your experience in behavioral health?

  • 00:03

    What's Your Problem: You or Your Behavioral Health EHR?

    in Psychology

    Join us for a live sound bite with Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services. MTM is a strategic partner with The National Council for Behavioral Health.  He swings by the media room of the council's annual conference NatCon16 held in Las Vegas to discuss our presentation on EHR issues with our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker.


    Read the full blog article HERE,


    Thank you for joining us.

  • 00:35

    The National Council for Behavioral Health: Linda Rosenberg, CEO and President

    in Psychology

    Our guest on this edition of Mental Health News Radio needs no introduction. Linda Rosenberg is the CEO and President of The National Council for Behavioral Health. We are honored she was able to take time out of her busy schedule to speak with us a few days before the biggest event in Behavioral Health, the council’s annual conference. Our show is known for authentic conversations with incredible human beings. Linda’s passion for Behavioral Health shines through in every statement she makes. She is also extremely funny, real, and intelligent. We are certainly thankful her leadership is at the forefront of our favorite sector of healthcare: Behavioral Health.


    Read the full blog article HERE.


    What is The National Council for Behavioral Health?


    What is your role with the council and why is Behavioral Health a passion for you?


    Your list of 2016 priorities for Behavioral Health is tremendous. Can we talk about the role millennials are playing in terms of stigma reduction around mental health?


    Many of us have paved the way for men and women to have real and authentic conversations about mental health (some even say “uncomfortable” conversations. How do you feel about being a mentor for this generation?


    What can new generations assess how technology has an affect on their mental health?


    How can they learn how to use technology wisely to enhance mental health?


    Patrick Kennedy is speaking at the conference about his 5 point plan to address mental health and addiction. Can we you share your thoughts on his plan?

  • 00:30

    YOUR BONE HEALTH IS LINKED TO YOUR GENETICS

    in Nutrition

    WE NOW SEEM TO HAVE AN ENTIRE GENERATION OF FEMALES WITH WEAKENED BONE STRUCTURE..WHY?>? WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN? IS IT IN OUR FOODS? IS IT IN OUR HORMONES?  YES TO ALL OF THOSE. BUT WE NOW SEE OUR GENES ALSO PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE HERE. TUNE IN FOR MORE INFO.


    Tune in every day to hear Dr. Len Brancewicz of The Nutrition Shoppe
    discuss today's hottest health topics and news from a complimentary
    perspective.  From colds to cancer and everything in between, Dr. Len
    can offer honest advice that makes sense.

    As a Registered Pharmacist (RPh), Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN),
    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD), and a homeopath, Dr. Len has over
    35 years experience in helping to keep you and your family healthy and
    happy.
    Call the show today to ask about your most pressing health concerns!

    Visit us on the web at www.TheNutritionShoppe.net or call toll free at
    866-461-4536866-461-4536 FREE to set up a personalized consultation, shop products, or
    ask questions!
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    Tags: health, natural health, supplements, vitamins, prescriptions,
    medications, pharmacist, naturopath,

  • 00:42

    Envision Your World with Behavioral Optometry with Dr. Samantha Slotnick, OD

    in Medicine

    ENVISION YOUR WORLD WITH BEHAVIORAL OPTOMETRY with DR. SAMANTHA SLOTNICK, OD, FAAO, FCOVD


    Dr. Samantha Slotnick is a licensed Optometrist practicing in Scarsdale NY.  Dr. Slotnick found her way to the specialty of Behavioral Optometry via personal experience.  Motivated by the life-changing impact of a non-conventional prescription, Dr. Slotnick pursued optometry as a career.  Since graduating optometry school, she has continued to explore the visual process as an active participant.  In her behavioral optometry practice, she takes a whole person, holistic approach to vision care.


    On this show we will discuss Dr. Slotnick’s specialized approach to eye and vision care.  Find her @ www.drslotnick.com


    Also find Paul Morris @ www.depressivesanonymous.org


     

  • 00:53

    Behavioral Health Compliance: Making It Easy for Providers and Agencies

    in Psychology

    HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus,  PCI regulations - these are words that can strike fear into the heart of any Behavioral Health organization.  They don't need to as we found after speaking with our guest today on Mental Health News Radio.  We sat down with Marc Haskelson, the President and CEO of Compliancy Group, to find out how easy compliance can be.


    Read the full article HERE.


    What is the difference between HIPAA and Meaningful  Use (MU) ?


    Do I have to attest for Meaningful Use?  What If I don’t attest?


    Who is considered a Vendor or a Business Associate?


    I am now accepting Medicare, does that put me at a higher risk for an audit just like everyone else?


    If I completed a Risk Assessment last year, do I have to do it again this year?


    Is there an insurance policy available that helps an entity with HIPAA  fines?


    What triggers an audit?  How do they know that they should audit you?


    Has your software solution ever been involved where an actual audit was being done by either CMS or OCR?


    If an EHR vendor or billing agency, as an example, are not following HIPAA compliance where can one go to report these actions?

  • 00:31

    Behavioral Health EHRs: The New Model for Integrated Care Technology

    in Psychology

    Our guest today is Brook West, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Valant -- one of the leading Behavioral Health EHRs.As the Behavioral Health market moves toward direct integration with primary care we turn our focus toward EHR software vendors that are already using new technology to deliver solutions.Vendors that have superior credibility and credentials in Behavioral Health, attract quality leadership, and possess an unparalleled infrastructure. Our listeners know that Behavioral Health is our passion. . 


    Read the full blog article HERE.


    What problems does the Valant platform purport to solve for Community Behavioral Health and the Medicaid market?


    How is the Valant platform designed to solve these problems?


    How is Valant uniquely positioned to bring value to this market?


    Why can’t current Electronic Health Record vendors do what Valant is doing?


    What about security in cloud architecture?


    Some of the criteria at everythingEHR for for choosing a EHR vendor is that the CEO must be a clinician, the company must have Behavioral Health providers, former insurance auditors, software engineers, etc. on staff. What is Valant's stance on this?


    There is a great blend of culture at Valant with male and female leadership. This has always impressed us. Why has Valant kept this kind of culture going?


    What is Valant's stance on where Behavioral Health technology is headed?


    Valant started with 3 people on staff in 2005. Where are you with staff now?


    If you could share one thing with the Community Behavioral Health Market, what would it be?

  • 00:33

    Marketing in Behavioral Health: Lifting the Veil with CEO, Michael Myles

    in Psychology

    What a boon for us to interview Michael Myles, CEO of Active Marketing. His firm is the only strategic marketing firm that caters exclusively to Behavioral Health. It's our pleasure to work directly with his organization. Having owned founded an electronic health record software company certainly gives him an edge when it comes to marketing technology. Michael and our host, Kristin Walker, could have talked for hours. The intel given on this show is invaluable. Michael shared some information about the show in the Q & A below but you'll have to listen in for the GOLD!


    Read the full article HERE.


    Why Behavioral Health?


    Which Sectors of Behavioral Health do you focus on?


    What services do you provide to the behavioral health market?


    Why is marketing overlooked by this sector of healthcare (especially EHR)?


    As the market matures, what can EHR vendors and other Behavioral Health business service providers do to keep up?


    Be agile, and test your marketing. Find out what is working and what isn’t, then make changes. Make decisions quickly, and then test them.


    What channels offer the biggest growth opportunities for EHR companies in behavioral health?


    What do you see as the most effective channels to market for companies marketing to behavioral healthcare providers?


    What are the most common mistakes you see companies making when marketing to the behavioral health category? 


    How do you measure success when marketing an EHR?


    Are there any benchmarks that you use as a rule-of-thumb to determine if a marketing plan for a software company is working?