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General session highlights from NatCon15

April 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The National Council for Behavioral Health 2015 conference in Orlando featured celebrity keynote speakers. Here are some of the highlights. 

NatCon 15: Your role in the cost control equation

April 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Ezekiel Emanuel sketched out new opportunities and explained his provocative take on bringing back asylums at the National Council 2015 conference

NatCon15: The benefits of acupuncture in opioid detox

April 23, 2015    

Experts say that a combination of acupuncture points can reduce cravings, withdrawal symptoms and offer a sense of calmness and groundedness during opioid withdrawal.

Top tips for your facility chapel

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Design your spiritual space for the diverse needs of those who seek health and healing.

NatCon 15: Merge to be better, not bigger

April 22, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Too often a merger is about getting bigger, but in the case of Crider and Pathways, it was about a larger entity gaining resources to create a Center of Excellence.

New documentary assails questionable ethics in addiction treatment industry

April 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Primary treatment and sober living facilities both come under harsh criticism in the film "The Business of Recovery," officially premiering in California on April 26.
 

NatCon15: What dopamine tells us about opioid addiction

April 21, 2015    

Dopamine is more important to human survival than first thought, said experts at National Council advocating for medication-assisted therapy. 

 

NatCon 15: How to negotiate with managed care

April 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Providers must examine the assets they bring to the table and communicate them effectively in the contracting process.

Rosenberg rallies for reinvention at NatCon15

April 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Kicking off the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference, Linda Rosenberg shared her outlook on what it will take to position the industry for the future.

BREAKING: NAATP chooses Ventrell, moves to Denver

April 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Marvin Ventrell, JD, was chosen by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) as its new director. Headquarters will move to Denver in May.

Hazelden Betty Ford intensifies its advocacy presence

April 15, 2015     Gary A. Enos

The opioid crisis will serve as the initial central issue of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's new Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

Congress has addiction on the radar

April 13, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Speaking at the Rx Drug Abuse Summit, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle highlighted legislation that aims to reduce the addiction crisis.

Outcomes data must be more accessible

April 13, 2015     Sigurd Ackerman, MD

Leaders in the addiction field, ideally in collaboration with a federal agency and a professional organization, must work together to establish industrywide standards.

How much urine drug testing is enough?

April 8, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Experts speaking at the Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta this week agree that there is no easy answer.

Getting Paid In Behavioral Healthcare: Q & A with Medivance Billing Founder Neisha Zaffuto

April 6, 2015     Neisha Zaffuto, President & Founder of Medivance Billing Service
Parity, ICD-10 and the Affordable Care Act are hot topics that involve major changes—changes that challenge behavioral healthcare executives who must deal with the details. Among all these, getting paid continues to be a top attention-getter. In an exclusive interview, Neisha Zaffuto, President & Founder of Medivance Billing Service helped providers to better understand some of the biggest concerns and opportunities around billing and reimbursement.

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National Council dives into big picture trends

April 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Huge gains in healthcare coverage have added up to an unprecedented opportunity in the business of treatment and recovery, according to Linda Rosenberg.

5 ways to build behavioral centers of excellence

April 1, 2015     Joanne Sammer

Create a plan to become a center of excellence under the guidelines issued by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Healthcare M&A hits historic high

March 31, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

 All types of buyers are on the hunt for addiction treatment centers in the midst of healthcare's biggest M&A week in history.

The Coming Changes In Behavioral Healthcare

March 31, 2015     William C. McCormick, MBA
During a recent panel discussion, Medivance Billing CEO, William McCormick was asked to give a five year road map of the coming changes in behavioral healthcare.

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Where to draw the line on privacy for college students

March 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

HIPAA and FERPA offer protections for patient records, but the policies have their limitations as well.

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