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UnitedHealth names labs, treatment centers in federal fraud case

May 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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UnitedHealth and its Florida affiliate filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against several testing labs, treatment centers and individuals, alleging financial kickbacks, fraud and other complaints.

Summit BHC opens Twin Lakes center

May 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Summit BHC opened its Twin Lakes Recovery Center in Monroe, Ga., a 55-bed residential treatment facility and its first location in Georgia. The organization also announced the opening of an outpatient program.

Rosecrance at 100

May 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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CEO Philip Eaton has seen an evolution in attitudes toward behavioral health as well as new opportunities to serve the changing needs of patients.

5 ways to modernize the business side of your business

April 29, 2016  |  Brian Albright
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Mental health and substance abuse treatment service providers are under new competitive pressures that are forcing them to address business and operational challenges in ways that they haven’t before.

5 skills every executive must have

April 27, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
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In the ever-changing healthcare field, executive leaders must embrace technology and respond to the needs of patient populations.

Patient financial responsibility in addiction treatment up for debate

April 25, 2016  |  Harry Nelson, Esq.
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It is of little surprise that failure to collect patient copays has become a problem. Insurers have begun to zero in on waivers of patient responsibility as a form of fraud and abuse.

Pyramid acquires 5 treatment centers

April 25, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Pyramid Healthcare has acquired Mazzitti & Sullivan, a deal that brings five locations in central Pennsylvania with outpatient behavioral health services and employee assistance programs (EAP) to the Pyramid portfolio.

Medication can be comfortably integrated into drug court programs

April 22, 2016  |  Gary Enos
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A new report prepared by the Legal Action Center emphasizes that drug courts need to acknowledge that treatment decisions for participants belong in the hands of clinicians.

Psychiatric hospital design caters to patient populations

April 21, 2016  |  Julia Brown
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North Tampa Behavioral Health, a 53,000 square foot, 75 bed acute psychiatric hospital located in Wesley Chapel, Fla., opened in October 2013 under Acadia Healthcare. 

HealthRIGHT 360 and Prototypes merge in California

April 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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HealthRIGHT 360 is merging with Prototypes, a deal that brings eight additional facilities in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties into the HealthRIGHT 360 network.

Blogs

The least you need to know about the New Mexico epilogue

April 25, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

After years of wrangling, the fraud investigations of 15 New Mexico not-for-profit mental health treatment centers have been resolved. And by the way, there was no fraud.

Accelerating the federal response to the opioid epidemic

April 24, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Earlier this year, the president asked Congress to appropriate $1.1 billion in new funding to help every American with an opioid use disorder who wants treatment get the help they need.

The least you need to know about new CDC suicide data

April 22, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

After several years of consistent decline in suicide rates, the 1999 to 2014 timeframe shows an increase of 24%, according to new CDC data.

Seek out more evidence in evidence based design

April 21, 2016     Kevin Turner

We should design spaces based on solid, proven scientific principles so that we know the space will work for the patients it serves.