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What you need to know about the latest ICD-10 rule

August 1, 2014     Julie Miller

BREAKING NEWS: The new date for adoption of ICD-10 has been officially moved to October 2015, which is no surprise

15 ways to reduce barriers for the LGBT community

July 29, 2014     Julie Miller

Implement these 15 tips, from a recent SAMHSA presentation

Leverage effective marketing in a post-ACA environment

July 28, 2014     David Stone, PhD and Stephen McLean

Community mental health providers must be able to adapt their business models to effectively reach new consumers

Find a home for patients’ personal items

July 23, 2014     Joseph Doherty

Patients often become fixated on their personal belongings or might need to retrieve a forgotten personal item, requiring staff to dedicate patient-care time to retrieving patient belongings.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Pam Womack

July 18, 2014     Julie Miller

Pam Womack has created a specialized model of care for those in poverty who also have mental illnesses, offering case management, psychiatry, mobile crisis services, 24-hour walk-in assistance, and integrated care.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Raymond V. Tamasi

July 18, 2014     Julie Miller

A pioneer in the field, Ray Tamasi was among the first in the industry to recognize the value of opiate-blocking medication therapy.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Theresa Fawvor

July 18, 2014     Julie Miller

Among her achievements, Theresa Fawvor was instrumental in launching four mental health crisis clinics in underserved areas.

Mergers: 85% of you are doing it wrong

July 16, 2014     Julie Miller

Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, identify suitable partners, and review the due diligence process required for a successful partnership at the Behavioral Healthcare Summit presentation 

CMS aims to modernize Medicaid with focus on SUD

July 15, 2014     Julie Miller

States will put their heads together to drive best practices in data analytics and delivery models

New data examines relapse when antipsychotics are used

July 15, 2014     Julie Miller

The new relapse data for injectible paliperidone is based on a head-to-head study.

Insurers still dropping the ball on parity

July 14, 2014     Julie Miller

Legal settlements highlight health plans' shortcomings in operationalizing parity within their coverage rules.

Behavioral Healthcare announces 2014 Champions

July 14, 2014     Julie Miller

The 2014 Champions were selected from dozens of outstanding nominees who are making a difference in the development, delivery, and effectiveness of mental healthcare services.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Robert Simpson

July 11, 2014     Julie Miller

Robert E. Simpson Jr., MPH, DSW, President and CEO, Brattleboro Retreat, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. His leadership includes driving process improvement that led to higher admission rates and better financial performance.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Joty Sikand

July 11, 2014     Julie Miller

Joty Sikand, PsyD, President, The Hume Center, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. Her leadership includes strategic initiatives to measure outcomes for the benefit of clinical improvement and financial sustainability.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Debra Rex

July 11, 2014     Julie Miller

Debra Rex, MA, MEd, President and CEO, Beech Brook, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. Her leadership includes keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry, the community and client needs.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Johnny Patout

July 11, 2014     Julie Miller

Johnny Patout, CEO, New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. His leadership includes the number-one rule of treating everyone with kindness and respect--always.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Nancy Cottingham

July 11, 2014     Julie Miller

Nancy Cottingham, LCSW, CEO, Horizon Behavioral Health, was selected as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. Her leadership includes maintaining client service while tightly managing the business.

5 essential elements for marketing success

July 9, 2014     Charles G. Ray

Providers need new marketing skills to survive in the era of accountable care, including these 5 P’s.

Weigh the pros and cons of onsite lab and pharmacy

July 7, 2014     Julie Miller

Review key considerations when you build your business case for onsite lab or pharmacy services.

Align your staff to maximize billable moments

July 3, 2014     Julie Miller

This tested workflow model can help you ensure optimal payment thanks to improved documentation across your business enterprise.

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