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The future includes value-based reimbursement

December 1, 2015  |  Brian Albright

As value-based reimbursement gains traction, providers might find themselves caught in the current of new delivery models and new types of partnerships.

NAATP's new plan includes outcome studies

November 30, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As part of a three-year strategy, NAATP is working to refresh its brand and leverage new opportunities for leadership in the addiction market.

Nonprofit hopes to address empty referrals with educational support

November 30, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

S.T.A.T. Recovery Services aims to help those with substance use disorder tap into 12-Step and other free, community-based programs.


Decreasing mental health services drives up ED utilization

November 30, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Reductions in psychiatric services have led to more than triple the amount of emergency psychiatric consults and increases in lengths of stay for psychiatric patients in local emergency departments.

Women are drinking more like men, study shows

November 24, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

According to a recent study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the longstanding differences between men and women in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms might be narrowing in the U.S.

3 trends in behavioral health acquisitions

November 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New private equity investors are interested in the behavioral segment, and deal volume is on an upward trend.

Poll: Half of America affected by opioid crisis

November 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

More than half of the 1,352 adults surveyed say they have been addicted themselves or know someone with an opioid issue. They also say treatment is the top solution.

Wellspring Capital acquires AdvoServ

November 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Wellspring Capital Management has acquired AdvoServ, which specializes in clinical, educational and residential services for children and adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses. 

The 2015 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 24, 2015  |  Behavioral Healthcare

Technology capabilities are a continuing priority for treatment centers, and solution providers have responded to the market’s needs. EHR vendors in the behavioral space are showing evidence of consolidation and innovation.

Coalitions tailor opioid policies

November 23, 2015  |  Donna Marbury

New regional coalitions aim to decrease opioid-related deaths by 20 percent in the next three years with outreach, law enforcement cooperation and prescriber education.


Encore for our baby boomers

November 29, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD

Within the next 10 years, more than 70 percent of behavioral health leaders will retire, however, their skills are not lost to us. They are quite likely to transition to new roles, and we should seize the opportunity to re-engage our retiring baby boomers.

The future includes integration strategies

November 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As comprehensive care models gain traction in the larger healthcare landscape, you’ll notice the integration of behavioral health and primary care, complemented by more strategic thinking.

Why you need all-gender bathrooms

November 23, 2015     H. Steven Moffic

By now, we should be at the forefront in addressing the need for all-gender bathrooms, given our expertise, devotion to healing, and the desire to reduce stigma.

The least you need to know about drug advertising

November 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Consumers want information on medical treatments that might improve their health or quality of life, but the AMA believes drug ads drive them down the path to more costly prescriptions.