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EXCLUSIVE: $200 million investment will launch major science-based treatment chain

Gary Enos

Investor appalled at the level of treatment and hospitality and the condition of the majority of treatment centers in the United States and aims to raise the bar with comfortable rooms, with access to customized meals and a compassionate environment 

Buprenorphine use remains hit or miss

Julie Miller

Counties with Medicaid and/or block grant funding to reimburse for office-based buprenorphine use have more credentialed, waivered physicians

Addictions emerge as the nation's #1 public health crisis

Linda Rosenberg

We need not wait for the next high-profile overdose death to realize that addictions have emerged as America’s biggest public health crisis, nor should we stop asking tough questions

Global-pay model integrates behavioral health

David Raths

Under Colorado's Medicaid Prime, the local health plan makes global payments to participating primary care practices and expects them to integrate behavioral health providers on their care teams

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

Julie Miller

NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital rebuilds after hurricane

Brian Albright

The primary challenge was not the design itself, but completing a functional, welcoming facility on a fast-track schedule with input from dozens of stakeholders 

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital rebuilds after hurricane

October 24, 2014     Brian Albright
article

The primary challenge was not the design itself, but completing a functional, welcoming facility on a fast-track schedule with input from dozens of stakeholders 

NIH funds study of social media’s impact on substance abuse

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced more than $11 million over three years to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction.

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller
article

NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

How one big insurer integrates behavioral health

October 22, 2014     Julia Brown
article

Unnecessary testing and the overutilization of emergency rooms often go hand in hand with behavioral healthcare.

Insurance commissioner fixes mental health denials

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller
news

The Washington insurance commissioner is serious about holding managed care to mental health parity laws

Some anti-inflammatory medicines shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment

October 21, 2014     Julie Miller
news

Researchers have found a possible link between certain common medications and patient response to typical treatment for schizophrenia

Global-pay model integrates behavioral health

October 20, 2014     David Raths
article

Under Colorado's Medicaid Prime, the local health plan makes global payments to participating primary care practices and expects them to integrate behavioral health providers on their care teams

Flu scares me more than Ebola

October 17, 2014     Julie Miller
blog

I wish the mainstream media would be as concerned about the flu as they are about Ebola

Addictions emerge as the nation's #1 public health crisis

October 17, 2014     Linda Rosenberg
article

We need not wait for the next high-profile overdose death to realize that addictions have emerged as America’s biggest public health crisis, nor should we stop asking tough questions

Are you ready for round two of ACA open enrollment?

October 15, 2014    
blog

More than 7 million people with mental or substance use conditions still remain uninsured. What will you do to help?

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Preparing our national Ebola response

October 20, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

Ebola is a vicious health and social threat. Control procedures can be implemented when active cases are suspected or discovered. However, it is imperative that effective response planning occur now...

How about a Thanksgiving Thank-a-thon?

October 20, 2014     Terry Axelrod

People remember a personal "thank you," and, right now, on the front edge of the holiday season, you have full license to call them for no other reason than to say "thank you."

Flu scares me more than Ebola

October 17, 2014     Julie Miller

I wish the mainstream media would be as concerned about the flu as they are about Ebola

Are you ready for round two of ACA open enrollment?

October 15, 2014    

More than 7 million people with mental or substance use conditions still remain uninsured. What will you do to help?