CARMELL VAN PATTEN
CASCADE THERAPY BILLING
I, Carmell Van Patten, am a self-proclaimed process geek. The founding of Cascade Therapy Billing, combined my knowledge of data and numbers, with elite customer service – not only to the provider, but also the patient. Cascade Therapy Billing is pioneer in mental health billing industry, but what truly sets us apart is our personalized attention. We're proud to show you why we think it's better for you business.
GIVING CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE.
Like the best ideas, the idea for Cascade Therapy Billing came from a friend over drinks. She saw the void in the mental health billing industry and knew I could fill it. Cascade Therapy Billing was founded in 2016. Shortly thereafter, it was this specialization (focus on mental health providers) that brought us to the attention of TherapyNotes (the leader in EHR/EMR software for behavioral health). They inquired wondering just what I was doing for all of these providers?! They could see that I had roles on many different installations, and that triggered them to ask the question that would lead to a partnership. Ultimately, it confirmed what we already knew – we were special!
AS WE'VE GROWN, SO HAVE OUR CLIENTS.
What started with just me, has rapidly grown to a team of 10. Mostly, we work remotely, but that doesn't mean you can't feel like we're just down the hall (without the overhead, of course!). We take great pride in our response rate – getting back to you as soon as possible, but always within 24 hours. You'll never get anyone other than who you're expecting; there's no outsourcing. You'll know exactly who is doing what and when. Without that transparency, it'd be difficult to build the same peace of mind that our clients rave about. We take an individualized approach to each practice, provider and client. It's the right thing to do.
The same growth is also true for our clients, whether a sole provider or larger enterprise. With time freed up, therapists and counselors can focus on what really matters – their clients! Less time spent billing and collecting, leads to more clients and appointments. Not to mention the fact that every bill we process for you is scrutinized from start to finish. When you sign up with Cascade Therapy Billing, uncollected lost payments are a thing of the past.
True story – we've seen a practice grow from one sole provider, to a group location of 10 providers, and finally to an organization spanning 3 locations! None of that would have been possible without our billing support, because it afforded the practice the time and attention it deserved.
MY PATH LEAD ME HERE.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Bacteriology, and a Master’s degree in Education. I have spent many years in research (working on budgets), and education (executive level at a private company) that have provided me a high level of confidence in technology and financial balance sheets. This path set up Cascade Therapy Billing for success. Something that we hope to pass on to your practice, too.