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TCIV: Policy gains are at risk in 2017

December 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The most important goal for behavioral health stakeholders under the Donald Trump administration will be to maintain the gains they’ve realized in the past 12 months.

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
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Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

Providers concerned about future Medicaid block grant models

December 1, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Healthcare providers are concerned about proposals that aim to transform Medicaid into a block grant model, potentially resulting in less funding in the future.

Cures Act moves forward

December 1, 2016  |  BHE Staff
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Behavioral health issues are decidedly bipartisan and will continue to be on the radar for lawmakers. Advocates for the Cures Act say it will help fight the opioid crisis and better coordinate mental healthcare.

Seaside Healthcare acquires Pride

November 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Seaside Healthcare has acquired Pride In North Carolina, Inc., a private community-based mental health provider organization.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

West L.A. Betty Ford Center focuses on privacy, convenience

November 30, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
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The Betty Ford Center in West Los Angeles is the first satellite facility built under the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation name after the 2014 merger.

Insurer notes economic impact of mental health, SUD in communities

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index, a new measurement tool, identifies health conditions with the greatest impact on communities. Analysis of the data draws a correlation between community health and economic strength.

The 2016 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Value-based payment models are becoming more common, but the IT vendors surveyed by Behavioral Healthcare Executive aren’t sure that providers are prepared for the shift from fee-for-service. DOWNLOAD THE FULL SURVEY RESULTS.

Promises acquires Sundance Center

November 29, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Sundance Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been acquired by Promises Treatment Centers under the Elements Behavioral Health umbrella and will be rebranded as Promises Scottsdale.

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Reflections on our recent national election

November 30, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

I am sure that you were shocked by the outcome of our recent national election. Now that we all have had several weeks to gain some perspective, I would like to offer the following about our path forward.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Behavioral Healthcare Executive reflects the market

November 28, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

You’ve probably noticed our name has change to Behavioral Healthcare Executive to underscore our long-standing focus on the C-suite owners and operators of behavioral health organizations.

No population health without behavioral health

November 18, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Rosalynn Carter’s Annual Behavioral Health Policy Symposium addressed many of the issues that we work on today: parity, care access, integrated care, peer support, community participation, stigma and more.