Better Outcomes Now Blog

Types of Outcome Measures in Mental Health

Measuring outcomes in behavioral health has become a quagmire of misinformation and marketing buzzwords. Given that the three main accrediting bodies (i.e., the Joint Commission, Council on...

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New PCOMS Certified Trainer in Spain: Dr. Tatiana Casado de Staritzky

The Better Outcomes Now (BON) team is very pleased to announce the addition of a new Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) Certified Trainer, Dr. Tatiana Casado de Staritzky! The...

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GAD-7 Scoring, Graphing, and Administering Now in BON

Once again, Better Outcomes Now (BON) has made life easier for those behavioral health professionals working in primary care, or for those who want to add a specific measure for clients struggling...

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Better Outcomes Now Fully Translated to Chinese and Hungarian

Thanks to the efforts of Zhuang She, the Better Outcomes Now (BON) team is very happy and proud to announce that the BON web application is fully translated to Chinese! Psychotherapy, therapy, and...

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How to Administer, Score, and Graph the PHQ-9 Online

The web application Better Outcomes Now (BON) just made life easier for those behavioral health professionals working in primary care, or for those who want to add a specific measure for clients...

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How a 2018 Meta-Analysis of PCOMS Misleads

In 2018, a meta-analysis of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) was published in a prestigious research journal. Contradicting a large body of randomized clinical trials, the...

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Demonstrating Value for Behavioral Health Reimbursement

Changes are underway in reimbursement for behavioral health services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, which began to...

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Couples Therapy Conference Keynote Presented by Dr. Barry Duncan

Dr. Barry Duncan presented the keynote speech this past weekend at the Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance conference on “Treating Couples.” Over 300 professionals attended this...

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Measurement Based Care Solutions: Questioning the Evidence

First, let’s get the terms straight. What we and others in the psychotherapy literature have called “systematic client feedback” (or just client or patient feedback) or “routine outcome monitoring...

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Remembering Dr. Luc Isebaert

Dr. Luc Isebaert, an inspiration to everyone he met and a key figure in many areas of psychotherapy and treatment, died September 30th.  Luc’s accomplishments are legend;

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