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9 tips for great outpatient scheduling

July 27, 2016     Jill Sederstrom

Successful administrators go beyond appointment reminder texts and calls to keep their treatment centers running smoothly.

N.J. treatment center employees make rare move to unionize

July 26, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

More than 100 clinical and non-clinical employees at Sunrise House have voted to unionize, but experts say unions are unlikely to become widespread.

CARA becomes law with little exuberance

July 25, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

On Friday, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act without much fanfare, but the bipartisan effort probably deserves more attention.

Supervised injection sites could open in U.S.

July 25, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

San Francisco, Seattle and Ithaca, N.Y., are among the first U.S. cities considering opening supervised injection facilities, an unconventional measure that has been implemented in nine countries to reduce overdose.

Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016     Mark Ishaug

Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Ray Tamasi

July 21, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Ray Tamasi, president, Gosnold on Cape Cod, is working with 17 local police departments and two area hospitals to reach out to overdose patients in the community and help them seek treatment.

What Works: Behavioral health integrated into primary care practices

July 20, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

By integrating specialists into its primary care practices, Christiana Care Health System patients gain access to behavioral healthcare on the same day as their visit to their primary care physician.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Steven S. Sharfstein, MD

July 20, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Steven S. Sharfstein, MD, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, has advocated for new clinical-care models as well as big-picture policy issues.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Bob Ferguson

July 19, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Bob Ferguson, director of Jaywalker Lodge, created his business and clinical model to address the unique needs of those in early recovery and those who have had multiple treatment episodes in their past.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Kathe Dellacecca

July 18, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

In less than two years since joining Sinai Health System, Kathe Dellacecca has made major strides in reshaping the way behavioral health services are delivered in some of Chicago’s most underserved urban areas.

Behavioral Healthcare announces 2016 Champions

July 18, 2016    

The 2016 Behavioral Healthcare Champions Award recognizes four individuals who have been nominated for their dedication, courage, inspiration and excellence in their roles as executives of behavioral health organizations.

Congress signs off on CARA: What they’re saying

July 15, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Following the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) by Congress, legislators and behavioral healthcare officials are now shifting their focus toward funding for the bill’s robust measures.

BREAKING: CARA moves to president’s desk

July 13, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The president is expected to sign the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) quickly.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016     Donna Marbury

Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

Standardized data needed to unlock IT's potential

July 7, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The use of EHRs in behavioral health is significantly lower than general healthcare, and developing structure and standardization will be critical for increasing the tech’s viability, according to a new report.

8 ways to be a good sober home neighbor

July 6, 2016     Brian Albright

 The biggest challenge in operating responsible sober living facilities is to change some long-held stereotypes about recovery, and that takes time.

iNAPS: A story of resilience and sustainability

July 5, 2016     Lori Ashcraft

Through its newsletters and annual conference, the International Association of Peer Support (iNAPS) has been effective in sharing important information on recovery, resilience and the role of peers.

Report: States missing the mark on protecting public from opioid overdose

June 30, 2016     Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor

The National Safety Council states in a new report that only four states meet five of six indicators of progress in combating the opioid overdose crisis, with no states meeting all six criteria.

Rosecrance merges with Community Elements

June 29, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rosecrance has announced a merger with Community Elements in a move that expands the scale of the organization during tough economic times in Illinois.

Medication non-adherence sends healthcare costs soaring

June 28, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Medication adherence—or, more accurately, the lack thereof—is a $337 billion problem in the United States, but tactics from advocating for personal responsibility to the support system of comprehensive medication management can turn the tide.

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