Articles

Traumatic brain injury affects behavioral health

September 25, 2014     Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC

Regardless of whether the substance use was directly associated with the brain injury or developed as a maladaptive coping mechanism post injury, it is something that cannot be overlooked

Washington chips away at psychiatric boarding

September 24, 2014     Julie Miller

Psychiatric boarding has gotten so out of hand that the state Supreme Court banned the practice. Meanwhile, the community is scrambling to help patients.

Pay attention to the psychology of color

September 19, 2014     Cameron Forte

Consider three approaches that will make color work within your facility's interior design

Government raid on Fla. sober home may prove to be tip of iceberg

September 18, 2014     Gary Enos

Good Decisions Sober Living was billing insurance $1,500 per drug test and testing each resident four times a week

FACT FILE: Top 5 barriers to SUD treatment

September 18, 2014     Julie Miller

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that 20 million people need SUD treatment but don't receive it

Teen drug use on declining trend

September 17, 2014     Julie Miller

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows illicit drug use is down 24% over the past decade

Integrated facility treats Denver’s homeless

September 15, 2014     Julie Miller

The Stout Street Health Center integrates the physical space as well as the EHR system

Berwick sees the possible in healthcare

September 10, 2014     Lori Ashcraft

Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick says the payment system is all wrong in spite of many people trying to do what's right

Integration trend drives accreditation outlook

September 4, 2014     Alison Knopf

CARF, the Joint Commission, COA and ACHC are examining today's trends in the context of accreditation

Best practices for managing the ICD-10 transition

September 2, 2014     Joanne Sammer

Got a few ideas of your own? Comment below!

Avoid payment delays by ramping up for ICD-10

September 2, 2014     Joanne Sammer

When ICD-10 takes hold next year, organizations will face financial risks if they aren't prepared for the shift

Don't let fear torpedo the effort to go smoke-free

August 27, 2014     Gary A. Enos

Research evidence and available treatments demonstrate why addiction treatment facilities can and should become tobacco-free, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) panel agreed. 

Take care of yourself so you can care for your patients

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller

Use good self-care practices so you can offer your best to your patients

The evolution of behavioral healthcare facilities and emerging trends

August 25, 2014     Megan Combs
At the Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit (BHLS), architects Jim Hunt and Kevin Turner discussed the evolution of BH facility design. 
 

11 best practices in branding and lead generation

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller

Online marketing campaigns can be optimized to improve goodwill and generate more leads through better testing and measurement

Battling Big Marijuana

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti

Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

Think telehealth to complement services

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti

The technology is mature, the time is right and the culture is ready for telehealth. 

Counselors can assert meaningful role in medication-assisted treatment

August 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos

A session presenter at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) walked clinicians through challenges in working with clients receiving medication treatments. 

Stop selling! Represent your program instead

August 24, 2014     Julie Miller

Don't rely on selling tactics! Change your attitude to one of ethical, above-board marketing to represent your program honestly

When stuff is the drug: How to treat hoarders

August 24, 2014     Megan Combs

At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, attendees learned the basics of how hoarding begins and how to treat clients looking for help.

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