Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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Cultural Competence in Outcome Measures

PCOMS Measures Now Available in Japanese and Vietnamese The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) represents a departure from expert-driven formulations that attempt to classify...

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Upcoming Presentations at Indiana University of PA and Harvard

Join Dr. Barry Duncan at an upcoming presentation near you.  Becoming Better At What We Do Barry Duncan is presenting a one-day training for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for...

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Where Measurement Based Care & Culturally Sensitive Therapy Intersect

  The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), a routine outcome monitoring (ROM) system that provides consumer feedback about the benefit and fit of services is widely used across...

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2020 Training of Trainers Conference for Implementing Measurement-Based Care

Organizational change is hard and many things can sabotage well-intentioned efforts. People at all levels, from the CEO to the support staff, tire of hearing about the next great thing (the next...

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