Opioid crisis gaining attention

August 28, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Several national and local efforts in August cast the opioid-abuse crisis in a larger context. Observers would like to see more policies directed toward prevention, treatment and coordination of services.

Clinicians track sleep cycles with wearable devices

August 28, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Mountainside Treatment Center is now using wearable devices to help patients thwart insomnia and sleep deprivation issues.

Fraud Force nabs therapists in Florida

August 26, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Three mental health therapists and a medical director were convicted of healthcare fraud in a scheme to bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $63 million.

View Medicaid providers as investment opportunities

August 26, 2015     Patrick Pilch and Karen Meador
blog

Medicaid reimbursement won’t be the only factor evaluated by savvy private equity investors in behavioral health.Care coordination and shared savings arrangements stand to add value.

Our destination is dignity

August 26, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
blog

With the clarion cry, “Our destination is dignity,” they set out across the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Destination Dignity March proved to be a landmark event in the annals of American mental health.

Community initiatives to promote health and wellbeing

August 25, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
blog

There are roles that communities must play in altering the calculus through which the negative social and physical determinants of health cause disease and disability in community members.

As a public company, AAC encounters more scrutiny

August 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Being a public company opens up an organization to intense scrutiny. American Addiction Centers recently provided an update to address the online reports related to its pending litigation.

The least you need to know about a new parity ruling

August 21, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

A district court ruling paves the way for a 2014 parity suit against UnitedHealth Group to move forward.

Experts concerned over OxyContin approval for kids

August 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The behavioral health community is pointing to today's overprescribing trends and serious concerns about addiction in light of FDA's approval of oxycodone for children.

Universal Health Services acquires 4 UK hospitals

August 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Universal Health Services has acquired Alpha Hospitals Holdings, which adds 305 beds and four hospitals to the organization’s Cygnet Health Care family in the UK.

Blogs

View Medicaid providers as investment opportunities

August 26, 2015     Patrick Pilch and Karen Meador

Medicaid reimbursement won’t be the only factor evaluated by savvy private equity investors in behavioral health.Care coordination and shared savings arrangements stand to add value.

Our destination is dignity

August 26, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD

With the clarion cry, “Our destination is dignity,” they set out across the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Destination Dignity March proved to be a landmark event in the annals of American mental health.

Community initiatives to promote health and wellbeing

August 25, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD

There are roles that communities must play in altering the calculus through which the negative social and physical determinants of health cause disease and disability in community members.

The least you need to know about a new parity ruling

August 21, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A district court ruling paves the way for a 2014 parity suit against UnitedHealth Group to move forward.