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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.

Medicare plan launches addiction services for seniors

March 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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....

Policy could eliminate insurance denials

February 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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

Smartphones top enabler of patient engagement

February 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Younger generations are more likely to use the ubiquitous smartphone to track health and engage in care plans.

Recovery residences gain a foothold on college campuses

February 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

From coast to coast, more universities are looking to partner with providers that can offer a sober living environment for recovering students.

Blogs

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

Helping the Supreme Court decide King v. Burwell

February 16, 2015    

These personal stories should energize each of us to be unequivocal and clear in our support of the ACA and support federal premium subsidies paid to those who received insurance through the marketplace operated by HHS.