Articles

10 marketing must-haves

November 25, 2014    

Marketing is an essential part of your business plan to attract new patients, gain support of referring clinicians or establish a reputation within the community, but implementation can be daunting.

Coalition site outlines IT policy priorities

November 21, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Members want to see more behavioral health professionals become eligible for HITECH incentive payments

5 things behavioral health pros need to know about Ebola

November 20, 2014     Ann Whitehead

Stop the fear and know the facts about what you need to do about Ebola as a behavioral health facility.

Integrated care for the private practice psychiatrist

November 20, 2014     Peter Roy-Byrne, MD

The reorganization of healthcare is likely to address the reimbursement models, however, numerous other challenges remain, including the separation of mental and medical health systems and philosophies of care.

Separate EHRs share data for mental health patients

November 18, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In Florida, interoperable HL7 data follows mental health referral patients from Memorial Healthcare to Henderson Behavioral Health

New Seattle Children's behavioral health unit aims to add capacity

November 18, 2014     Megan Combs, Associate Editor

The behavioral health unit had been operating at 100 percent capacity for several years, and the decision was made to expand it as part of the remodel project

Consider the market before expanding to new locations

November 17, 2014     Joanne Sammer

Consumer demand, available staffing and healthy reserves are key variables in deciding whether to open a new facility

New NAATP chief must earn trust

November 13, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Michael Walsh helped to change the face of NAATP in his two year role as president and CEO. Now he hopes the work he began will continue into the future under a new leader.

How to keep your staff engaged

November 11, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

By seeking input and getting staff members off to a good start, upper management can ensure better recruitment and retention

Be wary of copy-and-paste EHR mistakes

November 11, 2014     Julia Brown

While it's a snap to paste information, it can also put a facility at risk for fraud.

American Addiction Centers will examine outcomes as growth plan continues

November 6, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor

The CEO of American Addiction Centers has outlined a vision for steady growth and a push for outcome evaluation that will demonstrate the value of extended lengths of stay.

One CEO attacks bait-and-switch marketing tactics

November 3, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor

Industry leader remains concerned that some of the biggest names in addiction treatment are placing Internet marketing efforts in the hands of entities whose tactics might be unethical

Why restraint is completely unnecessary

November 3, 2014     Lori Ashcraft

Elyn Saks provided me with intimate details of her journey through a series of treatments that were supposed to help her heal. Some of them did and some of them definitely didn’t. 

Industry reacts to Acadia-CRC deal

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With high-value acquisitions, such as Acadia and CRC, many wonder if a national brand is a distinct possibility in behavioral health

BREAKING: Acadia announces huge CRC acquisition

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The deal would be valued at more than $1 billion and would make Acadia a huge organization, touching just about every angle of behavioral healthcare except private practice

FACT FILE: Recreational marijuana ballot issues

October 29, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., each have recreational marijuana measures on the November 2014 ballot

7 ways to break up with paper

October 28, 2014     David Raths

Electronic health records aren't the only avenue for reducing the piles of paper in your organization. Here are 7 more tips to drive your digital strategy.

Centerstone facility integrates behavioral, primary care

October 28, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski

A new facility for Centerstone of Tennessee ties primary and behavioral healthcare to create a unified space and continuum of care for patients of all ages.

MBHOs set the bar on complex case management

October 27, 2014     Julia Brown

The environmental shift of individuals with serious mental illness into managed care programs took part in influencing the accreditation additions.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital rebuilds after hurricane

October 24, 2014     Brian Albright

The primary challenge was not the design itself, but completing a functional, welcoming facility on a fast-track schedule with input from dozens of stakeholders 

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