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Boston Public Health

boston public health commissionAbout

The Boston Public Health Commission’s Behavioral Health Services program works to treat individuals affected by addiction. They are licensed by the Department of Public Health. BPHC provides treatment personalized to each addiction treatment patients recovery goals. Their outpatient treatment program includes individualized substance abuse counseling, case management services, vocational resources and relapse prevention services. Moreover, their recovery support services incorporate high-quality, comprehensive, gender-specific and culturally appropriate treatment.


“The SMART system provides real time information that allows staff to feel confident in their clinical decisions.”
– Boston Public Health


Winner at ASAP Conference, Saratoga

ASAP-Conference-horizon-health-asap-giveawayWe would like to congratulate Bill Bly, Clinical Supervisor Horizon Village, and winner of SMART’s ASAP Conference  gift give-away. SMART would like to thank everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing you at ASAP 2016.

About Horizon Village

Horizon Health Services is a not-for-profit corporation that provides an array of comprehensive services to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues to make choices that improve their quality of life and achieve their personal recovery goals by providing:hoizon-health-services


  • Fully integrated behavioral health treatment and recovery services in community-based settings
  • Commitment to progressive, innovative and evidence-based practices
  • Services with a focus on the individual and family

Hey Virginia!

VAMARP-group We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Virginia Association of Medication Assisted Recovery Programs (VAMARP) Annual Conference in Richmond, VA. Stop by our booth, take a tour of SMART and see why many leading treatment providers have chosen our software for all of their EHR needs.

SMART’s EHR Software is a comprehensive paperless electronic health record that provides automated solutions to address the critical business functions of Insurance Billing, Admissions, Clinical and Medical Service Delivery, Incident Report Management and the Quality Control reports needed to effectively manage your treatment facility.

Whether you operate medication-assisted treatment, outpatient, mental health, residential or a combination of services – SMART Software is all you will need.


The Virginia Association of Medication Assisted Recovery Programs (VAMARP) was founded in 2004 to serve as a resource, promote growth, enhance patient care and advocated for funding to behavioral health and medical treatment, educational/vocational programs, and other ancillary services that support best practice for patients.

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Join us! Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference 2015

Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference BoothOur team is looking forward to meeting you at the 2015 Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference on September 23rd-25th at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah.

SMART Software is a leader in supplying Certified Paperless Electronic Health Record and Clinic Management Software to organizations providing Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services. Our state-by-state customized software model allows your team to be efficient when processing and implementing billing and clinical documentation requirements.

Stop by our booth, take a tour of SMART and see why many leading treatment providers have chosen our software for all of their EHR needs.

SMART has proudly served Utah customer Discovery House – The Center for Recovery and Hope for more than 18 years. Working closely as partners, SMART has refined our EHR Software to meet the needs of this unique multi-modality Utah Treatment Organization. Our customized Utah State model allows your team to be efficient when processing and implementing billing and clinical documentation requirements

About Utah Fall Substance Use Conference

utahsubstance abuse conference The Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference continues to be the premier educational and networking event in the Mountain West. Network with your colleagues, as you learn from preeminent national and local leaders in the Substance Abuse field. Learn more….

Ricky Byrd NCAD SMART EHR booth

Our take on NCAD 2015


Keynote speaker and world renowned guitarist of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Ricky Byrd

This was our first year as an exhibitor at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders ( NCAD ). We would like to thank the Vendome Group for welcoming us to the 4-day event at Union Station Hotel in St. Louis. With 900 addiction treatment professionals in attendance at NCAD, this was an excellent opportunity for SMART to meet many professionals directly involved in the critical task of providing patient care. Learning about the needs of midwestern treatment facilities afforded us the opportunity to demonstrate and prove the compatibility and efficacy of SMART’s Software.

Aside from sharing our enjoyable time with the attendees, we also want to highlight the conference proceedings. There was an excellent panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds and experience. As an exhibitor we often miss attending the sessions but we heard many great comments about the keynote speaker, Ricky Byrd, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and world renowned guitarist of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Not only was he the keynote speaker for the conference, but he also thrilled attendees by performing “Broken is a Place I’ve Already Been.”

He later stopped by the SMART booth, met our staff and indulged us with a few fun photos!

With the serious topic of addiction disorders on our minds, Homerun Henry (a.k.a Doug Edwards, Vice-President and Managing Director of the Vendome Group) helped to keep spirits light by sporting a St. Louis inspired classic style baseball uniform and posed with attendees including the grand-prize winner of the Fiat 500 give away. We were happily surprised when we were awarded third-place for Homerun Henry’s Most Exemplary Attendee Handout Awards…in short everyone really loved our SMART coffee mugs!


Elizabeth Lenzy, M.A. LPCC-S, Executive Director of The Lenzy Family Institute

We would also like to congratulate our Samsung Galaxy Tab S gift pack winner Elizabeth Lenzy, M.A. LPCC-S, Executive Director of The Lenzy Family Institute. The Lenzy Family Institute is a federally-qualified health organization providing integrated physical and behavioral health services. They work to promote abstinence and mental wellness for people affected by behavioral health disorders by providing substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

About NCAD

The National Conference on Addiction Disorders ( NCAD ), along with Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit, has rapidly established itself as a premier, respected, and trusted national conference that provides a diverse educational curriculum on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions that affect various genders, generations, and cultures.

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Addiction Treatment, It’s a Chronic Issue

addiction-treatment-BeaconHealthBeacon Health Options (Beacon) recently published a whitepaper, Confronting the Crisis of Opioid Addiction. One of the primary issues addressed is the treatment of opioid addiction as a chronic illness versus treatment as an acute illness, “Our health care system is currently organized to treat this addiction primarily with acute care services and the hope of abstinence upon discharge. Evidence tells us that this approach typically leads to treatment failures and re-admissions to acute detoxification services.”

The proposed solution is to implement a chronic care model across all related treatment organizations, policies and systems of care. Help address the opioid addictions crisis and learn more about recommendations in their full white paper.

About Beacon

Beacon provides the best-in-class behavioral health solutions for regional and specialty health plans; employers and labor organizations; and federal, state and local governments. Beacon offers superior clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, a strong employee assistance program, work/life support, specialty programs for autism and depression and insightful analytics to improve the delivery of care.

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ICD-10 Delayed

icd-10If you are a SMART customer you need to know.

It was recently announced that the required transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification /Procedure Coding System) has been delayed until October 2015.

ICD-10 Coding Basics Medicare Fee-For-Service National Provider Call

Learn while you wait! Signup today for ICD-10 coding basics on Wednesday, June 4, at 1:30-3pm ET. The Medicare Learning Network will host an ICD-10 Coding Basics National Provider Call.

Who does this transition effect?

ICD-10 is code sets that are used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures. This is a requirement that is applicable to every organization that is covered by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act).  Organizations that are covered by HIPAA include healthcare providers that conduct certain transactions in electronic form. Some of the affected include Behavioral Health Organizations, some government organizations and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities.

For those for whom DMS-V is applicable, an official announcement has yet to be made about how this postponement might affect the DSM-V change that was scheduled to coincide with the ICD-10 transition, originally scheduled for Oct 1, 2014. SMART will release further information as it is made available.

Change can be good.

This inevitable and required change in code sets will influence the following factors:

  • Restructures reporting of certain diagnoses
  • A single code can convey or represent more information
  • Few codes will be needed to effectively describe a multi-symptom condition
  • More consistent code terminology
  • Covers newly discovered conditions and newly developed treatments

How do you transition?

Now that the transition deadline has been extended 1-year all applicable providers have an opportunity to more thoroughly prepare their plan moving forward. One good place to start is by visiting the AMA (American Medical Association) website for a list of guidelines for getting started and how to move fluidly through the process.



Exhibit at NJAMHAA Annual Conference

NJAMHAAThis was SMART Software’s first year exhibiting at the NJAMHAA (New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies) Annual Conference. This organization is a vital tool for staying on the cutting edge and in-tune with governmental changes, and the behavioral healthcare treatment climate in New Jersey. Michael Carruthers, SMART’s Sales and Implementation Director concurred saying that, “NJAMHAA is proving to be a valuable member organization for SMART. They are an excellent resource for state specific knowledge and resources.”

SMART is built on partnerships. We proudly serve several prominent New Jersey treatment providers including New Horizon Treatment Services, John Brooks Recovery Center, Habit Opco and our newest partner Urban Treatment Associates. This Conference gives us the opportunity to meet with our customers, key state and local peers, and others who provide services to the treatment community. By attending, SMART is able to develop relationships with other members and a better understand of the direction that New Jersey healthcare is taking.

After attending, Robert Kornacki SMART’s Development Director noted that, “This Annual Conference was a great success.  SMART enjoyed meeting several attendees including the team from NJ HITECH and representatives Integrity House.”

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth! And congratulations to Carolann Kane-Cavaiola Deputy Executive Director at Spectrum Health Care winner of our Kindle Fire give-a-way.


NJAMHAA is a community based system made up of members that work within the Behavioral Healthcare and Substance Abuse Treatment field. For six years NJAMHAA has been bringing together a variety of agencies and treatment facilities in an effort to provide this invaluable service to the state of New Jersey and to patients regardless of their financial capabilities. For more information on NJAMHAMM please visit www.njamhaa.org

SMART Customer Promesa

Software Partnership with Promesa, Inc.

promesa locationWe would like to welcome Promesa Inc. of Bronx, NY to SMART’s family of software partners. SMART is now fully utilized and integrated as a paperless system in all of the medication assisted treatment modalities that Promesa offers. Our Team is proud to serve such an amazing and influential community behavioral health resource. Promesa is an affordable community based drug and alcohol rehab facility that is a part of the Acacia treatment family, the largest Latino based behavioral health treatment facility in the world.

SMART would like to thank Promesa for their hospitality during our recent installation and training of the SMART’s Clinic Management Solution. The team at SMART is excited for the software transition that has been made, and we are fully prepared to support Promesa as a new SMART Partner.

About SMART Management, Inc.:
SMART’s Electronic Medical Record  is designed to meet your facilities every need. SMART Software manages your facility from admission to annual report. SMART’s Clinical, Medical and Financial Software Modules integrate any multi-modality treatment facility including Residential or Outpatient Substance Abuse, Methadone Maintenance and Behavioral Health. Learn how SMART can be your Partner.

SMART EHR Customer Tadiso

Tadiso, Inc. Selects SMART as their EHR Software Partner

TadisoSMART Software is honored to have been selected to partner with Tadiso Incorporated, one of the largest / oldest Methadone treatment facilities in PA. SMART is proud to be working with the leadership team at Tadiso to integrate SMART EHR Software. They are committed to providing quality rehabilitation services to individuals affected in the Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania area. The Software Team at SMART is excited for the opportunity to support Tadiso’s efforts to demonstrate best practice methods of drug and alcohol treatment in the communities they serve.

About SMART Software:
The SMART package is a state of the art EHR that manages the day-to-day operations of a Behavioral Health Facility. Key Features include electronic medication dispensing, e-prescribing, electronic signatures and documentation, 3rd party billing, automatic urine drug screen downloads, and ONC certification.