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Addiction treatment centers missing out on ACA’s potential

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Addiction treatment providers stand to gain from the Affordable Care Act, but their state agencies aren't totally in synch with the potential opportunities.

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.

Memorial for a beautiful mind

May 26, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD
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Although mathemetician 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
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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
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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
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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.  

Summit names Kane as CEO

May 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Former Gosnold COO Jim Kane has joined Summit Behavioral Health in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area.

Conference report: NAATP leaders seek to set example on ethics

May 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Leaders at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) clearly would prefer to shine a light on proper ethical behavior in the industry over policing ethics offenders.

In Missouri, two nonprofits merge

May 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Alternative Opportunities and Preferred Family Healthcare together will cover a five state area with comprehensive primary care, supported living,...

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Memorial for a beautiful mind

May 26, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

Although mathemetician 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.

Piecing together a fragmented market

May 6, 2015     Bill Bithoney

In other areas of the healthcare market, standardization that comes from roll-ups has resulted in improved health outcomes and decreased costs.