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American Addiction Centers moving to new HQ

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

AAC's new corporate office and call center building is 80 percent larger and is located just a mile away from the current headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn.

8 behavioral health policy issues in 2015

David Raths

The focus this year is on enforcing regulations, such as parity, that are already on the books, while keeping up the momentum on new proposals, such as EHR incentives.

Elements' growth reflective of industry trend

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Elements Behavioral Health network is growing with a new property opening, an acquisition and a potential sale of the organization.

Analysts forecast 2015 at Nashville roundtable

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Analysts at the Nashville Health Care Council’s annual Wall Street program noted that the behavioral health segment is likely to see investment activity in 2015.

Washburn Center lets in natural light

Julia Brown

The new facility for children and families incorporates naturally calming features throughout, such as bright and soothing colors, sunny areas, and views of the outdoors and gardens to enhance the healing process.

More ACOs look to behavioral health

Jill Sederstrom

Integrating behavioral health and substance abuse services into patient care not only provides more coordination, it also benefits the ACO itself.

Nondrinkers need new business tactics

January 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

A new study shows that nondrinkers are oddities in the business world and make up little white lies to save face. Surely there's a better way.

American Addiction Centers acquires 3 outpatient centers

January 26, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The addition of three treatment centers in Rhode Island expands AAC's outpatient portfolio.

Deals up 67% in behavioral segment

January 26, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Compare the recent deal volume in behavioral health to other sectors in the industry.

M&A frenzy is not a fad

January 26, 2015     Doug Edwards
blog

If you are a private residential operation, someone will likely come knocking on your door, meanwhile, if you are a CMHC executive, expect new privately...

Health activation to prevent infectious diseases

January 23, 2015    
blog

Almost invariably, we view health activation as a means of dealing with the triggers for mental and substance use conditions. However, health activation also extends to disarming the triggers for other health conditions as well, such as other chronic...

Worst bed bug cities of 2014

January 22, 2015     Julia Brown
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Bed bugs are not limited to any level of cleanliness and can exist virtually anywhere, even in residential healthcare facilities. Infestations often start with people bringing the insects in on their clothes.

More ACOs look to behavioral health

January 22, 2015     Jill Sederstrom
article

Integrating behavioral health and substance abuse services into patient care not only provides more coordination, it also benefits the ACO itself.

Analysts forecast 2015 at Nashville roundtable

January 22, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Analysts at the Nashville Health Care Council’s annual Wall...

Northeast treatment chain builds community relationships; expects openings this year

January 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos
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Bringing on a diverse executive team and executing a vision for science-based service certainly does not exempt an organization such as Recovery Centers of America from facing the inherent challenges of operating in the treatment industry.

Washburn Center lets in natural light

January 21, 2015     Julia Brown
article

The new facility for children and families incorporates naturally calming features throughout, such as bright and soothing colors, sunny areas, and views of the outdoors and gardens to enhance the healing process.

Blogs

Nondrinkers need new business tactics

January 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A new study shows that nondrinkers are oddities in the business world and make up little white lies to save face. Surely there's a better way.

Should we tolerate an increase in preventable deaths? No!

January 26, 2015     Ron Manderscheid

A Washington Post opinion piece reasoned that if the preventable death rate increases as a result of doing away with the Affordable Care Act, that is okay, because we need to tolerate a certain level of preventable death in all federal programs to contain costs.

M&A frenzy is not a fad

January 26, 2015     Doug Edwards

If you are a private residential operation, someone will likely come knocking on your door, meanwhile, if you are a CMHC executive, expect new privately funded outpatient providers to emerge...

Health activation to prevent infectious diseases

January 23, 2015    

Almost invariably, we view health activation as a means of dealing with the triggers for mental and substance use conditions. However, health activation also extends to disarming the triggers for other health conditions as well, such as other chronic diseases and infectious diseases...