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HealthEast, UHS collaborate on expansion in Minnesota

February 24, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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HealthEast and Universal Health Services have announced a collaboration on expansion of HealthEast’s inpatient mental health services in the East Metro area of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., region.

Facing pressure, insurance plans loosen rules for covering addiction treatment

February 23, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Aetna will stop requiring prior authorization for prescribing medications to treat opioid addiction, following similar moves from Anthem and Cigna.

What Works: Centerstone improves outcomes through health home model

February 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Integrating behavioral health and primary care has helped Centerstone coordinate services and provide better outcomes for patients.

Linda's List 2017

February 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, says while she herself tends to be optimistic, this is clearly a year to be more cautious for a number of reasons.

Treatment that includes marijuana use ignites debate

February 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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High Sobriety in West Los Angeles is the latest example of treatment centers using marijuana as part of treatment for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, a highly polarizing practice.

7 questions to answer before hosting a job fair

February 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Leaders from Recovery Centers of America and Spectrum Health System share their experiences for making the most of hiring events.

Bipartisan caucus aims to address opioid crisis

February 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Congressmen Hal Rogers and Stephen F. Lynch are bringing together Republicans and Democrats in the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse to discuss best practices to address the opioid crisis.

Walden deal expands eating disorder network into Georgia

February 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, has acquired the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE) of Dunwoody, Georgia, expanding its portfolio outside of the New England area.

How to manage bad debt

February 14, 2017  |  Brian Albright
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With more patients covered under high-deductible plans or Medicaid managed care plans, the new payer mix has shifted more of the burden for payment onto the patient and collection onto the provider.

10 ways private equity investors evaluate addiction treatment centers

February 13, 2017  |  Ron Lebow and Kelly M. Hagemann
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The first priority for an equity investor is to perform the diligence necessary to uncover problem areas and ensure a return on investment.

Blogs

Love seems underappreciated in psychiatry

February 13, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Love for your profession, your clients, colleagues and staff can be an essential ethical principle and goal for administrators.

The necessity of a national decarceration strategy

February 12, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

National concern continues to center on the profound and persistent problem of excessive incarceration in city and county jails, and the enmeshment of persons with mental and substance use conditions in the jails.

How to follow the money in ACA repeal and replace

February 1, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Future healthcare policy will undoubtedly be driven by cost, whether it’s the Trump administration’s anticipated replacement for ACA or the iterations of adjustments down the road.

Gaining essential perspective on the new administration

January 31, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Now with a new administration, it will be very important for us to pause, reflect and determine our next steps. The hoped for output from this exercise will be development of a laser-like focus on what is important, while ignoring all the noise.