Top Stories

Warm handoffs serve as the first step toward accountable care

Joanne Sammer

The accountable approach requires integration of data and patient responsibility across the larger healthcare system continuum.

In Missouri, two nonprofits merge

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alternative Opportunities and Preferred Family Healthcare together will cover a five state area with comprehensive primary care, supported living, employment services and behavioral and addiction services.

NAATP leaders say it's time to ditch empty boasts of success rates

Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) outcomes initiative will work to collect publishable data about the true impact of substance use treatment services.  

Markey proposes Treatment and Recovery Investment Act

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Treatment and Recovery Act adds billions in block grant funding as well as $25 million to increase capacity of residential services for SUD services for adolescents.

Why we must redefine addiction treatment

Raymond V. Tamasi

Acute detox and rehab care are not the template for treatment of a lifelong, chronic condition. Patients must be treated with a seamless array of services matched to the severity of their condition.

Quality definitions emerge for addiction treatment

Brian Albright

New measures are being developed to track outcomes in addiction treatment, but the lack of data makes setting quality benchmarks particularly challenging.

Enhancing Workplace Productivity and Mitigating Disability through a Culture of Wellbeing

May 29, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
blog

On May 27 and 28, workplace disability became the subject of an important, forward-looking Summit held at the illustrious Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Productivity Summit: Improving Behavioral Health and Well-being in the Workplace...

Anorexia intervention bill first in a decade

May 28, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Anna Westin Act was introduced last week by two representatives from Florida, and it would require training for health professionals and school personnel to identify eating disorders and provide intervention.

Quality definitions emerge for addiction treatment

May 27, 2015     Brian Albright
article

New measures are being developed to track outcomes in addiction treatment, but the lack of data makes setting quality benchmarks particularly challenging.

Memorial for a beautiful mind

May 26, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD
blog

Although mathematician John Nash did not serve in the military, his recent death is worth memorializing. He taught us much about creativity and recovery.

Why we must redefine addiction treatment

May 22, 2015     Raymond V. Tamasi
article

Acute detox and rehab care are not the template for treatment of a lifelong, chronic condition. Patients must be treated with a seamless array of services matched to the severity of their condition.

Mental health bill remains at a stand still

May 22, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

House and Senate leaders are still examining sticking points in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act that dates back to 2012.

Markey proposes Treatment and Recovery Investment Act

May 21, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The Treatment and Recovery Act adds billions in block grant funding as well as $25 million to increase capacity of residential services for SUD services for adolescents.

How to stretch $50 grand

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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We recently presented top experts with a design challenge, asking for advice on what facility upgrades they might prioritize if they had a budget of only $50 grand.

Enhance your space for next to nothing

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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According to BWBR Architects, in St. Paul, Minn., you can enhance a behavioral space for virtually nothing.

NAATP leaders say it's time to ditch empty boasts of success rates

May 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) outcomes initiative will work to collect publishable data about the true impact of substance use treatment services.  

Blogs

Enhancing Workplace Productivity and Mitigating Disability through a Culture of Wellbeing

May 29, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD

On May 27 and 28, workplace disability became the subject of an important, forward-looking Summit held at the illustrious Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Productivity Summit: Improving Behavioral Health and Well-being in the Workplace was hosted by Pacific...

Memorial for a beautiful mind

May 26, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

Although mathematician John Nash did not serve in the military, his recent death is worth memorializing. He taught us much about creativity and recovery.

All payers are hunting down fraud

May 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Medicaid and commercial payers are following the lead of Medicare, as Feds turn up the HEAT on claims fraud. 

Defending essential equity to ensure equality as SCOTUS takes up ACA again

May 8, 2015     Ron Manderscheid

It would be inappropriate to provide the federal tax subsidy to some Americans, yet deny it to others in the same circumstances. In fact, this would violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.