There is no denying the fact that mental and behavioral health is the talk of the century. Consequently, we have seen a rapid rise in mental and behavioral health practices across the globe, as well as ever-evolving advancements in the field. And because of that, there is a growing need for medical practices working in this niche to incorporate a robust EMR software explicitly designed to cater to the challenges that come with behavioral health practice.
From patient encounters, non-compliance risk, extensive treatment plans, confidentiality, and comorbidity, etc. a behavioral health EMR software needs to support advanced features and tools to be able to help run a smooth practice. The wrong choice can lead to a chain of consequences, from wastage of resources and poor quality of care to mistreatment and other unforeseen hazards putting your practice into long-term jeopardy. Therefore, it is paramount that you pick the right EMR software for your behavioral health practice. These systems are also often referred to as mental health or therapy software.
Unlike a few years ago, currently, there is an abundance of mental and behavioral health EMR solutions on the market, each with its own unique set of sophisticated features to live up to the task. However, this makes choosing the right fit for your practice all the more difficult. To help give you the necessary nudge in the right direction, we have briefly reviewed three of the best EMR for behavioral health in 2020.
TherapyNotesTherapyNotes is among the most popular therapy EHR software available on the market. The software caters to solo/independent and small mental and behavioral health practices. Users can access this easy-to-use and secure platform from their PC, tablets and mobile handsets making it suitable for practices operating in multiple locations.
TherapyNotes provides users with scheduling, note-taking, and billing functionalities as well as streamlined workflows that simplify day-to-day administrative activities, customize patient treatment plans, write and update progress reports, create psychiatric and psychological patient profiles and evaluations. The notes taking functionality within the software provides users with access to several specialty-specific note templates geared towards mental health areas like therapy, counseling, psychology, social work, and psychiatry.
Pricing: Pricing plans start from an affordable $49 for the first physician. The software also offers a free version.
ICANotesICANotes is an emerging cloud-based EMR for behavioral health and addiction treatment that incorporates specialty-specific documentation features, button-driven narrative charting capabilities. By offering individualized patient notes, ICANotes makes it incredibly easy for therapists to enter and review records. With the software’s vast library that contains thousands of pre-existing content generation buttons organized in a clinically logical method for the therapist’s ease.
The software, despite its advanced functionality, is extremely easy-to-use and learn for healthcare providers. It guarantees comprehensive yet quick documentation that meets the industry criteria. The self-coding capability of the system automatically determines the highest reimbursable E/M service code support by each generated note.
Pricing: Pricing for prescribing practitioners (first) is $149/month, for the first non-prescribing practitioner, it's $69/month. While a one-time license fee is $75 only.
The PM side of the software is efficient in its patient portal scheduling, payment processing, and offers reliable analytics features with billing reports, referral reports, payroll, retention rates, invoice reports and more. Among its best qualities is its DSM 5 Ready Notes feature that enables providers to plan long-term and short-term treatment plans and set goals. TheraNest offers unlimited document storage and unlimited support for providers. With its reminders feature, users can send reminders through text messages, email, and even voice calls.
Pricing: Pricing ranges between $38-$158 per month for up to 150 active clients. Pricing for over 150 active clients is provided upon quote.