Our Behavioral Health Blog: Insights & Expertise
The Horizon Health blog features insights and expertise from a variety of behavioral and mental health professionals from within our organization and beyond. Rich with information, we hope this mental healthcare blog becomes one of your go-to resources.
Why Getting a Handle on Revenue Cycle Management Matters
Sep 27, 2023
At its core, behavioral health is a form of healthcare that seeks to include patient well-being by understanding and treating the link between behavior and human thought. But the way our healthcare system works makes it impossible for behavioral ...
What Are Some of the Unique Aspects of Adult Behavioral Health?
Sep 25, 2023
The healthcare community generally recognizes behavioral health as a branch of healthcare that deals with patient behavior and how it impacts overall well-being. Many of the characteristics of child, adolescent, and adult behavioral health are similar. But behavioral ...
Make Reducing Readmission Rates a Priority For Your Organization
Sep 22, 2023
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act more than a decade ago was supposed to lead to a more modern outcome-based healthcare system instead of the traditional fee-for-service model. One way thought leaders devised for measuring outcomes was to ...
Implementing a Corrective Plan of Action for Your Facility
Sep 19, 2023
A big part of behavioral health consulting is helping facilities uncover their weak links so that corrective plans of action can be implemented. Note that any action designed to strengthen weak links will only be as successful as ...
6 Reasons For Benchmarking Behavioral Health Outcomes
Sep 18, 2023
We like to reinforce the need to benchmark behavioral health outcomes with a statement that is simultaneously simple and profound: You cannot manage what you do not measure. Sounds pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Yet benchmarking outcomes isn’t something ...
New Era for Addressing Employee’s Mental Wellness in the Workplace
Sep 15, 2023
By Anne Kennedy, SPHR Director of Human Resources, Horizon Health Stress is a common problem for employees at work, and it was heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we have returned to a post-COVID period, one silver lining ...
What Is Care Management’s Role in Behavioral Health?
Aug 31, 2023
As a concept, care management is relatively new in the behavioral health sector. But its roots are as old as medicine itself. Care management’s philosophy is one of coordinating care and services provided by multiple entities in order to ...
Value-Based Payments as an Emerging Trend in Healthcare
Aug 30, 2023
You may have forgotten about it, but one of the big topics discussed during the run up to passage of the Affordable Care Act back in 2010 was changing the way payers reimburse service providers. Lawmakers wanted to see ...
Studies Linking Cannabis and Mental Health Issues Are Alarming
Aug 29, 2023
One of our responsibilities as a behavioral health consulting firm is to look at study data and its relationship to how we can help our clients provide better services. To that end, we have been analyzing data that ...
Is Student Loan Assistance a Viable Mental Health Recruiting Tool
Aug 28, 2023
The mental health consulting industry is very much aware of the recruiting problem healthcare providers face. In short, there are just not enough mental health professionals to go around. It appears the state of Michigan believes it has found ...
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