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N.Y. Dept. of Financial Services issues guidance on health insurance parity

July 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The New York Department of Financial Services on Wednesday issued a letter of guidance to ensure health insurers comply with mental health parity standards. 

9 tips for great outpatient scheduling

July 27, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Successful administrators go beyond appointment reminder texts and calls to keep their treatment centers running smoothly.

N.J. treatment center employees make rare move to unionize

July 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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More than 100 clinical and non-clinical employees at Sunrise House have voted to unionize, but experts say unions are unlikely to become widespread.

Behavioral Healthcare earns national honors

July 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Vendome Healthcare Media Group publications recently received five awards from nationally recognized journalism programs.

CARA becomes law with little exuberance

July 25, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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On Friday, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act without much fanfare, but the bipartisan effort probably deserves more attention.

Supervised injection sites could open in U.S.

July 25, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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San Francisco, Seattle and Ithaca, N.Y., are among the first U.S. cities considering opening supervised injection facilities, an unconventional measure that has been implemented in nine countries to reduce overdose.

Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug
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Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Ray Tamasi

July 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Ray Tamasi, president, Gosnold on Cape Cod, is working with 17 local police departments and two area hospitals to reach out to overdose patients in the community and help them seek treatment.

What Works: Behavioral health integrated into primary care practices

July 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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By integrating specialists into its primary care practices, Christiana Care Health System patients gain access to behavioral healthcare on the same day as their visit to their primary care physician.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Steven S. Sharfstein, MD

July 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Steven S. Sharfstein, MD, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, has advocated for new clinical-care models as well as big-picture policy issues.

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The emerging care environment for persons with ID/DD

July 27, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

A confluence of several factors is bringing dramatic change to the care of persons with intellectual development or developmental disabilities, including the Affordable Care Act, the Olmstead Supreme Court decision, and major service integration efforts.

 

How CARA might help your bottom line

July 18, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Experts have highlighted two key points in CARA that have the potential to impact a treatment center’s bottom line: midlevel buprenorphine prescribers and new grant money.

Consider the psychological state of our settings

July 11, 2016     H. Steven Moffic

This would be a good time to check the state of our own mental healthcare unions: our clinics, hospitals and office practices. This time of year also dovetails with the annual turnover in our academic institutions.

Now is the time to close two deals

July 10, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

What is the status of pending mental health reform legislation? What is the status of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)? Our stock-taking can provide important guidance for our own next steps.