Articles

Northeast holds potential for AAC

February 26, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers has finalized a variety of expansions over the past few months and indicates growth potential in the Northeast.

Tight budgets push centers to consider managed care contracts

February 25, 2015     Donna Marbury

Knowing the true per patient cost is the only way for a program to evaluate whether it has adequate reimbursement coming in and whether it’s able to deliver a return on the payer’s investment.

Policy could eliminate insurance denials

February 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Senate Bill S2180, a sweeping access proposal, could put an end to utilization management review for behavioral health services in New Jersey.

What investors are looking for

February 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

If you have the right service offerings, demonstrated outcomes and future potential, you might be just what the investment community is looking for.

Hope House offers stepping stone for behavioral health patients

February 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The 6,859-square-foot, 16-bed crisis residential facility in California provides an option for patients in need of transitional housing.

New research center finds Americans want more treatment options

February 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Kennedy Center for Mental Health and Policy Research will study today's system of care and drive best practices for improved treatment and policy decisions.

Follow best practices in succession planning

February 17, 2015     Joanne Sammer

Executive departures are inevitable, but your organization doesn't have to flounder during the transition.

EHR Survey Results: Most are satisfied

February 9, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In a new survey, Behavioral Healthcare asked its readers about their EHR experiences. Most are satisfied and believe EHRs do indeed help them provide better care. See the results!

Challenges Loom for BH Treatment Providers in 2015

February 9, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a behavioral healthcare related event Medivance Billing CEO, William McCormick, laid out the challenges that behavioral healthcare providers face in 2015.

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Build resilience into the recovery journey

February 3, 2015     Lori Ashcraft

Once a person begins their recovery journey, we have often fallen short of helping them build the resilience they need to leave us.

Walk-in behavioral health clinics emerge as potential trend

February 3, 2015     Michael Levin-Epstein

Experts say the increase is in response to factors including the return of military service personnel from overseas, awareness of mental health related to recent incidents of mass shootings, and heightened terrorism fears.

How to prevent a measles outbreak in your buildings

February 2, 2015     Lois A. Bowers

The CDC is seeing more cases of measles than in years past, with a more-than-usual number of them in adults. Here are five ways to reduce the likelihood of an outbreak in your facility.

Centerstone institute, AAC research will examine outcomes

January 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New research on how length-of-stay and nutrition links to outcomes will yield evidence to demonstrate to insurers the effectiveness that the industry provides

How AAC plans to become a national brand

January 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers CEO Michael Cartwright makes an investment in the future and begins building an empire.

National Council: Treatment offers economic gains

January 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A three-part strategy would increase the number of people recieving treatment and create net gains for healthcare stakeholders

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.

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