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5 factors influencing telemental health

May 23, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Telemental health is an emerging alternative for rural and underserved populations, but it remains an imperfect solution.

Summit BHC deal spree points to growth potential

May 23, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Summit BHC has added five properties to its portfolio in the last five months, including its latest: Willingway Hospital in Georgia.

Foundations unveils Detroit outpatient facility

May 20, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Foundations Recovery Network opens Foundations Detroit to provide integrated outpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

NAATP panel: Need to monitor ethics remains as great as ever

May 18, 2016     Gary Enos

Comments at this week's National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers conference suggest that the problems that first convinced the association to strengthen its monitoring of members' practices have not vanished.

NAATP audience urged not to claim ultimate victory in parity challenges

May 17, 2016     Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor

Panelists at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) annual conference emphasized that even when insurers' violations of the parity law are successfully challenged, close monitoring of insurer behavior must continue.  

BILLING COMPANY TAKES LEAD IN ETHICAL TREATMENT CENTER GROWTH

May 13, 2016     William McCormick, CEO

The platitude of offering true customer service can sometimes be voided by the daily hustle and bustle associated with operational demands, industry changes and other entrepreneurial related barriers of success.

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Florida Dept. of Corrections, offender re-entry center reach agreement

May 12, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Bridges of America re-entry program in Broward County will refer clients to another Bridges facility, allowing the DOC to move ahead with plans to repurpose the center’s space.

Are we leveraging digital technology in addiction treatment?

May 12, 2016     David H. Gustafson, PhD

Mobile health has changed so quickly that what was visionary a few years ago is considered outdated today. And new features have emerged that no one could have imagined until now.

Sober home operator ends suit in California

May 12, 2016     Gary Enos

Solid Landings already has closed some homes in Costa Mesa, California, and has pledged to be completely out of the city within the next three years.

Offender re-entry center in Florida facing closure

May 11, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Despite harsh criticism for its plan, the Florida Department of Corrections intends to convert a community transition facility into office space, pledging to find treatment options for affected inmates elsewhere.

What Works: Statewide crisis intervention initiative

May 10, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Crisis Intervention Center brings statewide telephonic crisis intervention, care management and mobile response team activation/coordination to Louisiana with Crisis Response Network.

It’s a brand new day for Devereux, South Bay

May 9, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Two longtime behavioral healthcare providers unveil new names to highlight refocused efforts.

Cigna and ASAM data dive will distill best treatment practices

May 4, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.

UnitedHealth names labs, treatment centers in federal fraud case

May 2, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

UnitedHealth and its Florida affiliate filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against several testing labs, treatment centers and individuals, alleging financial kickbacks, fraud and other complaints.

Summit BHC opens Twin Lakes center

May 2, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Summit BHC opened its Twin Lakes Recovery Center in Monroe, Ga., a 55-bed residential treatment facility and its first location in Georgia. The organization also announced the opening of an outpatient program.

Rosecrance at 100

May 2, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

CEO Philip Eaton has seen an evolution in attitudes toward behavioral health as well as new opportunities to serve the changing needs of patients.

5 ways to modernize the business side of your business

April 29, 2016     Brian Albright

Mental health and substance abuse treatment service providers are under new competitive pressures that are forcing them to address business and operational challenges in ways that they haven’t before.

5 skills every executive must have

April 27, 2016     Donna Marbury

In the ever-changing healthcare field, executive leaders must embrace technology and respond to the needs of patient populations.

Patient financial responsibility in addiction treatment up for debate

April 25, 2016     Harry Nelson, Esq.

It is of little surprise that failure to collect patient copays has become a problem. Insurers have begun to zero in on waivers of patient responsibility as a form of fraud and abuse.

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