Articles

BREAKING: NAATP chooses Ventrell, moves to Denver

April 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Marvin Ventrell, JD, was chosen by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) as its new director. Headquarters will move to Denver in May.

Hazelden Betty Ford intensifies its advocacy presence

April 15, 2015     Gary A. Enos

The opioid crisis will serve as the initial central issue of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's new Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

Congress has addiction on the radar

April 13, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Speaking at the Rx Drug Abuse Summit, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle highlighted legislation that aims to reduce the addiction crisis.

Outcomes data must be more accessible

April 13, 2015     Sigurd Ackerman, MD

Leaders in the addiction field, ideally in collaboration with a federal agency and a professional organization, must work together to establish industrywide standards.

How much urine drug testing is enough?

April 8, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Experts speaking at the Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta this week agree that there is no easy answer.

Getting Paid In Behavioral Healthcare: Q & A with Medivance Billing Founder Neisha Zaffuto

April 6, 2015     Neisha Zaffuto, President & Founder of Medivance Billing Service
Parity, ICD-10 and the Affordable Care Act are hot topics that involve major changes—changes that challenge behavioral healthcare executives who must deal with the details. Among all these, getting paid continues to be a top attention-getter. In an exclusive interview, Neisha Zaffuto, President & Founder of Medivance Billing Service helped providers to better understand some of the biggest concerns and opportunities around billing and reimbursement.

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National Council dives into big picture trends

April 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Huge gains in healthcare coverage have added up to an unprecedented opportunity in the business of treatment and recovery, according to Linda Rosenberg.

5 ways to build behavioral centers of excellence

April 1, 2015     Joanne Sammer

Create a plan to become a center of excellence under the guidelines issued by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Healthcare M&A hits historic high

March 31, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

 All types of buyers are on the hunt for addiction treatment centers in the midst of healthcare's biggest M&A week in history.

The Coming Changes In Behavioral Healthcare

March 31, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent panel discussion, Medivance Billing CEO, William McCormick was asked to give a five year road map of the coming changes in behavioral healthcare.

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Where to draw the line on privacy for college students

March 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

HIPAA and FERPA offer protections for patient records, but the policies have their limitations as well.

Top 3 growth areas in behavioral health

March 27, 2015     Jill Sederstrom

Where are the best opportunities for expansion? Within growing populations, ripe geographic areas and high-demand treatment modalities.

Due Diligence Process a Key During a Healthcare Acquisition

March 26, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent panel discussion, Cain Brothers managing director, Todd Rudsenske, expressed the importance of going through the due diligence process during an acquisition or merger

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St. Louis facility fills need for young adult treatment

March 25, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Turning 17 and nine months usually means transitioning into adult treatment in Missouri. In the state, there are several residential programs that treat adolescents but very few for young adults.

‘Mad Men’ advice for marketing your treatment center

March 24, 2015     Patrick D'Amico

Don Draper from Mad Men would warn against spending a small fortune on advertising tactics without first developing a carefully crafted brand position.

How colleges can better serve those in recovery

March 20, 2015     Frank Greenagel

College can be tough to navigate even if you have great mental health. It can be a nightmare for someone with mental health or substance use disorder.

RCA buys New Jersey school site

March 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Recovery Centers of America has purchased the Bancroft School in Haddonfield, N.J., a 19-acre property in an area where heroin and opioid use is a serious local concern.

Take the financial sting out of prior authorization

March 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

 The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare has hard data showing the billions providers can save by replacing paper transactions with electronic ones.

Does it pay to be a health home?

March 16, 2015     Brian Albright

Primary and behavioral providers are tracking improved outcomes in more than 1 million Medicaid patients who use health homes.

Exclusive: Concord’s model reinforces small treatment centers

March 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Concord Behavioral Health, a new startup, has created a joint-ownership model for facilities that might be overwhelmed by business operations.

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