05.14.2024

Does your staff training meet OIG standards?

Staff training is so important that it is listed as the No.

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05.07.2024

A look at SAMHSA’s new SDoH requirement for CCBHCs

Under newly revised certification criteria, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) are required to screen clients for Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), non-medical needs that may impact diagnosis, treatment, or…

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04.30.2024

Community coordination is key to new Crisis Management Criteria for CCBHCs

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) are facing stricter rules for helping clients who need emergency services, requiring greater coordination with community resources.

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04.16.2024

A heads-up from the OIG for FY 2025: The OIG says it wants greater scrutiny; Are we listening?

Here's a heads-up that all healthcare providers, including mental health, substance use disorder treatment providers, and other behavioral health organizations need to note: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of…

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04.09.2024

Survey Guide for Behavioral Health: After the Survey

Which do you think is the most stressful for behavioral health providers: preparing for an upcoming survey or dealing with deficiencies afterward? Both the before and after of a behavioral health…

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04.02.2024

Be Ready for Anything: Commonly Cited Survey Items

Policies and procedures function as the blueprint for a behavioral healthcare organization, but providers often struggle to keep them updated and to provide evidence that they are adhering to their…

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03.26.2024

Before and after: A survey guide for behavioral healthcare providers

Surveys can be stressful, but they offer healthcare providers the chance to look under the hood and figure out exactly where the engine of the organization needs a tune-up.

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03.12.2024

Providers face prep work under regulatory changes for SUD confidentiality

Providers of substance use disorder (SUD) services can expect to undergo major housekeeping tasks for their records and forms to comply with new, overhauled regulations for SUD patient record confidentiality.

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03.05.2024

Seven telehealth billing practices are red flags to the OIG

Is your behavioral healthcare organization analyzing its own Medicare telehealth claims data to assess potential program integrity risks? Many of SimiTree’s behavioral healthcare clients overlook this essential step.

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