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Behavioral Health Management or Consulting: Which Is Better?

Behavioral Health Management or Consulting: Which Is Better?

Horizon Health offers both behavioral health management and behavioral health consulting services. There is obviously some overlap between the two. However, they are distinctly different services from our perspective. Is one better than the other? No. It is a matter of what a particular organization needs at the time when we get involved.

The easiest way to understand the difference between mental health consulting and behavioral health management is to think of short versus long term. It is the difference between piecemeal services and comprehensive solutions. Both are appropriate to different circumstances. The question for your facility is this: What do you need help with? If it involves managing any aspect of your business or the services you provide, we can help.

Behavioral Health Management

Behavioral health management is a comprehensive, long-term solution designed to help maximize every aspect of your organization and its services. We come alongside to assist with everything from day-to-day administrative responsibilities to organization financials and managing both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

As a management solution, our program is designed to remove the burden of managing your facility so that staff can concentrate on doing what they do best, providing excellence in care. In addition, we work with your entire organization to increase efficiency, find service holes and plug them, and develop policies and procedures that will make your organization more efficient in the long term.

Behavioral Health Consulting

Behavioral health consulting is more of a short-term solution in which we offer assistance, advice, and guidance in targeted areas. The goal is to help you improve how you run your operation. Behavioral health consulting services can assist with:

  • Regulatory Compliance – This is a big one for a lot of our clients. We expect as much, given how difficult it is to keep pace with regulatory evolution. We help clients stay on top of things so that there are never any questions.
  • Startup Services – Our consulting services include assistance with starting a new program or launching a new facility. We can get involved in the earliest stages to help your organization build your program from scratch.
  • Strategic Planning – Behavioral health consulting services can also include strategic planning. This particular service targets hospitals looking for new strategies to drive long-term growth. We help them find the best strategies and maintain focus throughout.

There are other services we consider part of behavioral health consulting. Rather than attempt to cover them all here, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can help your organization. The key thing to remember is that consulting is more of a short-term strategy in which we target key areas within the organization. Meanwhile, behavioral health management is a long-term solution that is more comprehensive in nature.

The Help You Need, When You Need It

What is best for your organization depends on your organizational needs. The key to remember about Horizon Health is that we offer the help you need, when you need it. We go above and beyond to partner with your organization to support your needs.

Providing high-quality behavioral health services has never been more challenging. Between increased demand and evolving regulatory environments, hospitals and other service providers truly have their hands full. If your organization is struggling, consider behavioral health management or consulting services.

Horizon Health has more than 42 years’ experience as a mental health management company. We are ready to come alongside your organization with management and consulting services designed to get you back on track.

Let’s Get to Work, Together

Contact us to learn more about how Horizon Health can help you start a behavioral health program or take an existing program to new heights.