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Follow best practices in board governance

July 27, 2015     Joanne Sammer

In the changing healthcare landscape, you need knowledgeable, reliable people guiding your organization's future direction.

ELIMINATING OUT OF NETWORK PROVIDERS

July 21, 2015     William McCormick, CEO

During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Medivance Billing Service CEO, William McCormick shared his opinion on how private insurance carriers are considering eliminating out of network providers.

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Urine drug testing model likely to roll out nationwide

July 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The model does not allow for reimbursement when a presumptive test at a lab is used to confirm a presumptive test from the point of care.

Experts weigh in on Aetna, Humana merger

July 17, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Health insurer Aetna has agreed to acquire Humana, and the downside for providers could be the potential reduction in payment rates.

Legal, ethical rules apply when marketing client case studies

July 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Case studies are one of the proven tools that encourage potential patients to seek services, but they require careful consideration to avoid legal trouble.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TODAY - JULY 2015 EPISODE

July 14, 2015     William McCormick, CEO

In this episode, correspondent Lakesha Bennett interviews Dr. Evian Gordon of My Brain Solutions to learn more about this revolutionary new product.
Lakesha also speaks with John Southworth of Southworth Associates along with Todd Rudsenske of Cain Brothers & Company.

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Prominent sex addiction program ceases operations

July 14, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor

Over the last two decades, the Sexual Recovery Institute became one of the most prominent programs treating sexual addiction and intimacy disorders. Its closing reflects the increasing availability of other levels of care.

Texas repays student loans to shore up mental health

July 13, 2015    

The new student loan repayment program aims to address documented mental health workforce shortages across Texas.

At 50, Medicaid still gaining momentum

July 13, 2015     Jill Sederstrom

Medicaid is marking its 50th anniversary on July 30, and the social health program’s influence hasn’t slowed. Experts say its role in behavioral health is only expected to grow in the next 50 years.

AAC deal has repercussions for other providers

July 10, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Now that American Addiction Centers owns a large, online referral source, it stands to reason that AAC centers would be prioritized for patient referrals over any other client. 

SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE ETHICS AMONG PROVIDERS

July 7, 2015     William McCormick, CEO

During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Medivance Billing Service CEO, William McCormick along with renown behavioral healthcare advocates Dr. Andrea Barthwell and Dr. Dianne Henderson, gave their opinions on the solutions needed to improve ethical behaviors.

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Choose honest materials that agree with the senses

July 7, 2015     Matt Finn

Expectation and experience are important in determining how a user will react to a space. Let’s explore how these concepts apply to flooring, which is an important part of every space we design.

Valley Hope names new CEO

July 2, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Pat George is replacing long-time CEO Ken Gregoire, who retired on July 1, after 38 years of service to Valley Hope in various roles.

Uptick in employee drug use signals greater tolerance

July 1, 2015     Julia Brown

While drug testing strategies are all over the map, there’s not any one organization that is doing it just right. Experts say it’s important for organizations to design a plan and stick to it.

Annual design showcase brings balancing act to light

June 29, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Our expert panel weighs in on industry trends and balancing safety measures with the use of contemporary aesthetics in our annual Design Showcase.

New player Convalo wants sober to be sexy

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With three acquisitions so far, Convalo Health International projects to see $50 million in revenue by the end of 2015.

Your role in hepatitis C treatment

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With new prescription drugs offering a high cost but effective cure for hepatitis C, the context of screening and treatment has changed considerably.

FACT FILE: Hepatitis C and treatment centers

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Why the VA is outsourcing hepatitis C treatment

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly shifting 180,000 veterans who have hepatitis C to private payers for treatment.

American Psychiatric Association response

June 26, 2015     Saul Levin, MD, MPA

APA in response says doctors should rest assured that the DSM-5 is and will continue to be the guiding document.

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