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Follow best practices in succession planning

Joanne Sammer

Executive departures are inevitable, but your organization doesn't have to flounder during the transition.

New research center finds Americans want more treatment options

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Kennedy Center for Mental Health and Policy Research will study today's system of care and drive best practices for improved treatment and policy decisions.

What investors are looking for

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

If you have the right service offerings, demonstrated outcomes and future potential, you might be just what the investment community is looking for.

Policy could eliminate insurance denials

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Senate Bill S2180, a sweeping access proposal, could put an end to utilization management review for behavioral health services in New Jersey.

Tight budgets push centers to consider managed care contracts

Donna Marbury

Knowing the true per patient cost is the only way for a program to evaluate whether it has adequate reimbursement coming in and whether it’s able to deliver a return on the payer’s investment.

Medicare plan launches addiction services for seniors

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

SCAN Health Plan has added a program for older adults that provides screening, assessment, counseling, brief therapy and action planning for individuals who may have SUD.

5 ways to ensure clean claims

March 5, 2015     Julia Brown
article

A lot can go wrong when it comes to filing insurance claims. Coding errors and accidental omissions in information can ultimately delay payments to providers. Therefore it’s important for all stakeholders involved to strive for “clean claims....

Greater access to MAT equals better outcomes

March 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
news

A new report from the Legal Action Center recommends policies to improve access to...

AAC under investigation for possible fraud

March 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

An investigation will look into allegations of whether AAC may have inflated its revenues and margins by conducting medically unnecessary urine testing and charged insurers for it.

Medicare plan launches addiction services for seniors

March 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

SCAN Health Plan has added a program for older adults that provides screening, assessment, counseling, brief therapy and action planning for individuals who may have SUD.

Acadia adds 7 treatment centers

March 2, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Acadia recently closed the long-awaited CRC deal and now is adding Wisconsin's Quality Addiction Management facilities to its growing portfolio.

HHS Sec Sylvia Burwell meets with Behavioral Health Stakeholders and invites an agenda for the final two Obama years

March 2, 2015     Ron Manderscheid
blog

On Friday, February 27, our Behavioral Health Stakeholder Group was privileged to meet with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell and SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde to discuss major current needs in the mental health and substance use care fields. 

Senior populations change the dynamic

February 27, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Even if you don't treat older adults right now, consider the sheer number of potential patients who really need care.

Northeast holds potential for AAC

February 26, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

American Addiction Centers has finalized a variety of expansions over the past few months and indicates growth potential in the Northeast.

National data show stabilization in opioid use

February 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
news

New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's survey note that opioid use has leveled off at 6.9%.

Tight budgets push centers to consider managed care contracts

February 25, 2015     Donna Marbury
article

Knowing the true per patient cost is the only way for a program to evaluate whether it has adequate reimbursement coming in and whether it’s able to deliver a return on the payer’s investment....

Blogs

Breaking news - Doctor/Patient communication is important!

March 5, 2015     James M. Hunt, AIA

 

A lot is being written recently regarding groundbreaking “studies” that show that doctor/patient communication is actually more important than the environment in determining patient satisfaction!

Why is this...

HHS Sec Sylvia Burwell meets with Behavioral Health Stakeholders and invites an agenda for the final two Obama years

March 2, 2015     Ron Manderscheid

On Friday, February 27, our Behavioral Health Stakeholder Group was privileged to meet with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell and SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde to discuss major current needs in the mental health and substance use care fields. 

Senior populations change the dynamic

February 27, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Even if you don't treat older adults right now, consider the sheer number of potential patients who really need care.

ICD-10 End-to-End Testing: The Latest Results

February 25, 2015    

Testing claims now can provide you with valuable information about revenue streams after ICD-10 go-live