Articles

More ACOs look to behavioral health

January 22, 2015     Jill Sederstrom

Integrating behavioral health and substance abuse services into patient care not only provides more coordination, it also benefits the ACO itself.

Northeast treatment chain builds community relationships; expects openings this year

January 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos

Bringing on a diverse executive team and executing a vision for science-based service certainly does not exempt an organization such as Recovery Centers of America from facing the inherent challenges of operating in the treatment industry.

Washburn Center lets in natural light

January 21, 2015     Julia Brown

The new facility for children and families incorporates naturally calming features throughout, such as bright and soothing colors, sunny areas, and views of the outdoors and gardens to enhance the healing process.

Are You Managing Your Pay Per Click Campaigns?

January 20, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent interview, we asked Michael Myles, CEO of Active Internet Marketing, How a pay per click campaign can be managed successfully with the treatment center market being so competitive.

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Behavioral Health Today: Interview With Siobhan Morse

January 20, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
Behavioral Health Today Correspondent, Lakesha Bennett spoke with Siobhan Morse, director of quality and research for Foundations Recovery Network and learned more about her passion for the industry.

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EMR/EHR Software Should Be Top of Mind in 2015

January 20, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent behavioral healthcare related workshop, Medivance Billing Service CEO, William McCormick, explained the importance of obtaining an EMR/EHR software in 2015.

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Internet Marketing Should Be Top of Mind for Providers

January 20, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Medivance Billing Correspondent, Lakesha Bennett, spoke with Dreamscape Marketing CEO, Daniel Gemp to learn more about internet marketing and treatment providers.

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Does Your Operational Process Lead To Success?

January 20, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent behavioral healthcare related workshop, Medivance Billing Service CEO, William McCormick, explained the importance of a strong operational process to ensure the success of a treatment program.

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Billing Service CEO Describes The Coming Changes in Behavioral Healthcare

January 20, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent behavioral healthcare related workshop, Meadows Behavioral Health CEO, Jim Dredge urged providers to develop a close relationship with potential buyers during an acquisition or merger.

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Elements' growth reflective of industry trend

January 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Elements Behavioral Health network is growing with a new property opening, an acquisition and a potential sale of the organization.

8 behavioral health policy issues in 2015

January 15, 2015     David Raths

The focus this year is on enforcing regulations, such as parity, that are already on the books, while keeping up the momentum on new proposals, such as EHR incentives.

Coalition goes to Washington to discuss behavioral health infrastructure

January 13, 2015     Julia Brown

According to the Coalition for Whole Health, HHS wants to find ways to build up the infrastructure needed to support those with behavioral health needs.

 

Medication restrictions burden patients and clinicians

January 9, 2015     Brian Albright

Prescription limits adversely affect patient outcomes and swamp clinicians with paperwork, but do they actually cut costs? 

Fact File: 2015 Affordable Care Act Provisions

January 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

All things considered, it's a quiet year for ACA. However, as an employer, you might have some new rules to follow.

Find the right combination of evidence-based and individualized treatment

January 5, 2015     Michael Levin-Epstein

Payers are increasingly expecting providers to opt for treatment protocol that has a body of evidence to back it up

4 ways to manage slip-and-fall safety in your facility

December 31, 2014     Julia Brown

Behavioral Healthcare asked Gary Milewski of Managed Risk Prevention LLC to provide some practical tips on managing slip-and-fall safety—during the winter months and year round.

My View: Mental illness is a human issue

December 23, 2014     Robert Boraks

Unless we are prepared to forgive individuals who commit crimes due to mental illness, we will need to treat some individuals who are incarcerated in jail. We have no choice, we have an obligation.

My View: Mental illness is a medical issue

December 23, 2014     Kevin Turner

The lack of proper treatment for the mentally ill in our jails is a travesty, and it must be addressed. But as a society, when we focus on mental illness in prison, we focus on mental illness as an excuse rather than mental illness as a disease.

Caron sets focus on growing senior market

December 23, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The recent sale of the Hanley Center will help Caron increase care capabilities for seniors--a population that is set to reach 75 million people by 2020.

How a large health organization addresses high demand

December 22, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The demand for behavioral health services nationwide is increasing, and Kaiser Permanente is seeking solutions to meet the needs of patients. One of the biggest hurdles is the work force shortage.

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