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IT group calls for EHR incentives for behavioral health

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Behavioral health providers were left out of the federal EHR incentive program in 2009, but it’s time to remedy the situation.

Med school residents on rotation at Integrity House

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

 A partnership between Rutgers and Integrity House will help the residents understand addiction while also helping the center meet the psychiatric needs of clients

NAMI: state lawmakers only tinker with policy improvement

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

At the two year anniversary of the Newtown tragedy, policy momentum has slowed, and NAMI is concerned about the overall trend in access to care.

Phoenix House to continue growth after Meitiner departure

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Howard Meitiner's accomplishments include professionalizing Phoenix House, adopting technology and evolving within the healthcare landscape.

Update: American Addiction Centers buys Recovery First

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers begins its growth with a strategic acquisition in Florida that adds 56 inpatient beds to the AAC portfolio.

Breaking: Origins completes deal to buy two Caron centers in Florida

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The addition of the Hanley Center will give Origins 10 acres of expansion capacity in West Palm Beach as well as a foothold in the East Coast.

Breaking: Origins completes deal to buy two Caron centers in Florida

December 19, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The addition of the Hanley Center will give Origins 10 acres of expansion capacity in West Palm Beach as well as a foothold in the East Coast.

Same-sex marriage recognition would be required under proposed rule

December 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers
news

Community mental health centers that do not recognize residents’ same-sex marriages would be ineligible to receive Medicare or Medicaid funding under a rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

What is the perfect color for your facility's design?

December 17, 2014     James M. Hunt, AIA
blog

Many people seem to think they have the ultimate answer on which color scheme is right for all facilities, but the problems with this idea are many.

Who Assigns ICD-10 and DSM-5 Codes?

December 17, 2014     Lisette Wright
blog

ICD-10 and DSM-5 Questions: Operations must change to accommodate ICD-10 and preserve your revenue

Evidence of parity misdeeds starting to pile up

December 16, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Class action lawsuits against commercial insurers will examine the standards by which reviewers determine the "medical necessity" of mental health and substance-abuse treatment

Update: American Addiction Centers buys Recovery First

December 16, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

American Addiction Centers begins its growth with a strategic acquisition in Florida that adds 56 inpatient beds to the AAC portfolio.

The antipathy between psychology and Christmas

December 15, 2014     Terry Stawar
blog

As a psychologist I‘m afraid that that there may be more than a little antipathy between my discipline and the Christmas season in general and Santa Claus in particular. Gary Kustis, an Ohio-based organizational psychologist, says that many people’...

Listen carefully: The innocents still call out every day for our action

December 12, 2014     Ron Manderscheid
blog

The social disintegration of our communities fueled by rampant poverty and readily available guns on every American street corner has created a deadly brew. Tragically, we have become an exceptionally violent...

BREAKING NEWS: Patty McCarthy Metcalf named new director at Faces & Voices

December 12, 2014     Gary A. Enos
news

Patty McCarthy Metcalf, best known in the field for her decade of service directing Vermont's influential statewide recovery organization, has been named executive director of the nation's most prominent recovery advocacy group.

Phoenix House to continue growth after Meitiner departure

December 12, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Howard Meitiner's accomplishments include professionalizing Phoenix House, adopting technology and evolving within the healthcare landscape.

Blogs

What is the perfect color for your facility's design?

December 17, 2014     James M. Hunt, AIA

Many people seem to think they have the ultimate answer on which color scheme is right for all facilities, but the problems with this idea are many.

Who Assigns ICD-10 and DSM-5 Codes?

December 17, 2014     Lisette Wright

ICD-10 and DSM-5 Questions: Operations must change to accommodate ICD-10 and preserve your revenue

Evidence of parity misdeeds starting to pile up

December 16, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Class action lawsuits against commercial insurers will examine the standards by which reviewers determine the "medical necessity" of mental health and substance-abuse treatment

Why You Need to "Fundraise" Even If You Don't Need the Money

December 15, 2014    

Try for a moment to forget everything you've known or thought about as "fundraising"—all the baggage you've got about being tricked, manipulated, made to feel guilty, strong-armed, or entertained, albeit for a good cause.