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.

Do More Treatment Sessions Lead to Better Outcomes in Adult Outpatients?

Nov 9, 2023

BY ALEX BURTON, PhD, DATA SCIENTIST One way to measure the efficacy of psychiatric care is to evaluate changes in patient symptomology on standardized assessments from admission to discharge. However, current research suggests metrics of patient outcomes alone may ...

Do You Know What the #1 Challenge in Mental Health Care Is?

Oct 31, 2023

If there is one thing all behavioral health management companies know it is the fact that delivering services to patients is both an act of compassion and a business. The dual nature of healthcare services cannot be escaped.

New Study Highlights the Need for Improved Behavioral Health

Oct 30, 2023

It goes without saying that behavioral health management is focused on partnering with hospitals and clinics to provide excellence in care for their patients. But providing better care goes above and beyond just the actual services patients receive.

How Removing the Stigma of Mental Health Issues Can Help Patients

Oct 27, 2023

As a behavioral health management company working with healthcare providers of all sizes and scopes, one of our chief goals is to help each one do a better job of helping patients. With that in mind, there has ...

Do Not Underestimate the Power of Operational Expertise

Oct 25, 2023

Offering mental health services is not a one-sided affair. In fact, it is not even two-sided. Mental health services are a multi-faceted enterprise that need to account for patients, regulatory compliance, billing, back-office administration, and so much more. It ...

Behavioral Health Management or Consulting: Which Is Better?

Oct 23, 2023

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.

Are These 3 Things Hurting Mental Health Services at Your Hospital?

Oct 18, 2023

Historically, hospitals have limited mental health services to the point of not developing dedicated inpatient programs. After all, that is what mental hospitals are for, right? That may have been the way things were in the past, but it ...

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 ...

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