• How Health Care Reform Is Like a High School Lunchroom

    February 21st, 2013

    by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO.  What does the new healthcare environment have in common with a high school lunchroom? Many Behavioral Healthcare providers have been experiencing high levels of anxiety as they hear and read disconnected snippets–or long lectures–about all the fundamental ways their work, organizations, and very lives are about to transform. “It’s all going […]

  • Towards More Accountable Health Care, Starting with NYS Medicaid

    February 20th, 2013

    by David Bucciferro.  In February 2013, the US House of Representatives released a scathing indictment of the NYS Medicaid System claiming that billions of dollars were wasted by New York’s Medicaid Program. The Committee reported numerous areas of concern and provided recommendations for several issues highlighted as priorities to address in the pursuit of more […]

  • SAMHSA Awards $3M to Foothold Clients

    February 19th, 2013

    Three Foothold clients have been awarded federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that collectively amount to almost three million dollars. The grant recipients announced by SAMHSA in October 2012 are: The Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara, and The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Each agency supported its proposal […]

  • Foothold Clients Avoid “Chaos” of CPT Code Changes

    February 7th, 2013

    by David Bucciferro.  As of January 1st, 2013, major changes to the American Medical Association (AMA) Behavioral Health CPT codes took effect, impacting both providers and payors. Those affected include all those who provide CPT professional services (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, etc.)  and all major Behavioral Health payors, including Medicaid and Medicare. The changes, […]

  • Say NO! to Double Data Entry

    February 5th, 2013

    Looking for a better way to share the reports you’re creating in AWARDS? Look no further. The AWARDS ExportBuilder harnesses the power of our ReportBuilder functionality and takes it a step further to help you meet your regulatory reporting and data sharing needs. Each ExportBuilder is a wizard attached to a corresponding ReportBuilder built into every module in […]