The business case for building an integrated model of care

August 4, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The business case for integration is in the cost savings as well as patient and provider satisfaction. But making such a change can be hard. 

Research leader: Addiction field needs new model to make integrated care happen

August 3, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Treatment Research Institute adviser David Gastfriend, MD, says the SBIRT model should be turned on its head.

What college students want in recovery

August 3, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor

Speaker Robert Ashford identified the best and least beneficial programs to college students in recovery at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

Leverage population health to compete in today's market

August 3, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Mental health and substance use treatment providers must learn to speak the language of other stakeholders and play a role in population health initiatives.

11 strategies for change in the war on drugs

August 3, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Prescription drugs and opioids have changed the game. Here's how you can help, according to NCAD speaker Frank Greenagel, LCSW, LCADC. 

How to be a disruptive force in addiction treatment

August 2, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

According to the clinical leader of an emerging treatment network, organizations must disrupt the status quo because we owe it to ourselves and our patients to do better.

How men are raised creates roadblocks to successful treatment

August 2, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A men's treatment leader told a workshop audience at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) that the lessons men are taught from the earliest age conflict with the principles that govern successful treatment. 

Healthy versus unhealthy sexual relationships: Do you know the difference?

August 2, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor

You have to know the difference between a healthy and unhealthy sexual relationship before you can do any counseling on the subject, NCAD speakers said.

Addressing trauma must become standard operating process

August 2, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Being trauma informed in treatment matters. In fact, Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, said it doesn’t even make sense to provide treatment without understanding an individual’s trauma history.

The future is all about 'the card'

August 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While financing in the past has typically been centered on public funding, block grants or self-pay clients, the future is all about the card—the insurance card, that is.

Rock honoree envisions all-star events to promote treatment and recovery

August 1, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor

In an afternoon keynote presentation on the opening day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), rock guitarist Ricky Byrd showed his allegiance to 12-Step recovery and giving back through music.

Marketing against marijuana commercialization: What's the message?

August 1, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, three panelists discussed how professionals can market against marijuana commercialization when it comes to underage use and abuse.

Follow best practices in board governance

July 27, 2015     Joanne Sammer

In the changing healthcare landscape, you need knowledgeable, reliable people guiding your organization's future direction.


July 21, 2015     William McCormick, CEO

During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Medivance Billing Service CEO, William McCormick shared his opinion on how private insurance carriers are considering eliminating out of network providers.

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Urine drug testing model likely to roll out nationwide

July 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The model does not allow for reimbursement when a presumptive test at a lab is used to confirm a presumptive test from the point of care.

Experts weigh in on Aetna, Humana merger

July 17, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Health insurer Aetna has agreed to acquire Humana, and the downside for providers could be the potential reduction in payment rates.

Legal, ethical rules apply when marketing client case studies

July 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Case studies are one of the proven tools that encourage potential patients to seek services, but they require careful consideration to avoid legal trouble.


July 14, 2015     William McCormick, CEO

In this episode, correspondent Lakesha Bennett interviews Dr. Evian Gordon of My Brain Solutions to learn more about this revolutionary new product.
Lakesha also speaks with John Southworth of Southworth Associates along with Todd Rudsenske of Cain Brothers & Company.

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Prominent sex addiction program ceases operations

July 14, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor

Over the last two decades, the Sexual Recovery Institute became one of the most prominent programs treating sexual addiction and intimacy disorders. Its closing reflects the increasing availability of other levels of care.

Texas repays student loans to shore up mental health

July 13, 2015    

The new student loan repayment program aims to address documented mental health workforce shortages across Texas.

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