Consulting

From the challenges of volume and acuity of psychiatric patients in the emergency department and the provision of direct patient care, Diamond understands the need for a hospital to seek expert advice.

Diamond provides a comprehensive range of behavioral health consulting services to health systems, hospitals, behavioral health organizations and medical practices. We offer consulting in the following areas: 
 
Strategic Assessment 
Diamond will evaluate how current or proposed services should be structured to meet the market and business missions of your organization. This assessment includes market and competitive analysis, as well as financial modeling for our recommended programs or services.
 
Operational Assessments 
Diamond performs operational and clinical assessments for current Behavioral Health services to determine compliance with licensure, regulatory, accreditation and payor standards. An operational assessment includes a review of the clinical program, patient schedule, treatment planning and documentation, utilization review criteria, medical record audits and staff training needs.
 
Revenue Cycle 
We provide the expertise to set up, manage and audit the unique revenue cycle functions for behavioral health services, beginning with the admission process through coding, billing and collections.
 
Facility Design and Renovations
Diamond assists architects, engineers and contractors with psychiatric-specific design and layout. We also consult regarding required furniture, fixtures and equipment.  
 
Physician Management Service
Diamond has the expertise to help a hospital establish a Management Service Organization (MSO) or to employee the providers itself.