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Industry reacts to Acadia-CRC deal

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With high-value acquisitions, such as Acadia and CRC, many wonder if a national brand is a distinct possibility in behavioral health

BREAKING: Acadia announces huge CRC acquisition

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The deal would be valued at more than $1 billion and would make Acadia a huge organization, touching just about every angle of behavioral healthcare except private practice

FACT FILE: Recreational marijuana ballot issues

October 29, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., each have recreational marijuana measures on the November 2014 ballot

7 ways to break up with paper

October 28, 2014     David Raths

Electronic health records aren't the only avenue for reducing the piles of paper in your organization. Here are 7 more tips to drive your digital strategy.

Centerstone facility integrates behavioral, primary care

October 28, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski

A new facility for Centerstone of Tennessee ties primary and behavioral healthcare to create a unified space and continuum of care for patients of all ages.

MBHOs set the bar on complex case management

October 27, 2014     Julia Brown

The environmental shift of individuals with serious mental illness into managed care programs took part in influencing the accreditation additions.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital rebuilds after hurricane

October 24, 2014     Brian Albright

The primary challenge was not the design itself, but completing a functional, welcoming facility on a fast-track schedule with input from dozens of stakeholders 

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller

NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

How one big insurer integrates behavioral health

October 22, 2014     Julia Brown

Unnecessary testing and the overutilization of emergency rooms often go hand in hand with behavioral healthcare.

Global-pay model integrates behavioral health

October 20, 2014     David Raths

Under Colorado's Medicaid Prime, the local health plan makes global payments to participating primary care practices and expects them to integrate behavioral health providers on their care teams

Addictions emerge as the nation's #1 public health crisis

October 17, 2014     Linda Rosenberg

We need not wait for the next high-profile overdose death to realize that addictions have emerged as America’s biggest public health crisis, nor should we stop asking tough questions

Centerstone plans Manatee Glens merger

October 9, 2014     Julie Miller

Centerstone picks up another state with large-scale operations and aims ever-closer to its goal of $200 million in revenue

Buprenorphine use remains hit or miss

October 9, 2014     Julie Miller

Counties with Medicaid and/or block grant funding to reimburse for office-based buprenorphine use have more credentialed, waivered physicians

EXCLUSIVE: $200 million investment will launch major science-based treatment chain

October 9, 2014     Gary Enos

Investor appalled at the level of treatment and hospitality and the condition of the majority of treatment centers in the United States and aims to raise the bar with comfortable rooms, with access to customized meals and a compassionate environment 

How to marry two organizations for future growth

October 8, 2014     Julie Miller

Organizations must strengthen their services, differentiate themselves from the competition and position themselves for value--and a merger might be the best way to do it

The 2014 Information Technology Survey

October 7, 2014     Julie Miller

Our annual look at the healthcare information technology companies and products izes up a wide range of offerings specific to behavioral health.

Industry sees AAC public offering as positive

October 3, 2014     Julie Miller

American Addiction Centers launched its IPO recently, and industry leaders believe the interest is a good sign.

BREAKING: American Addiction Centers’ IPO echoes market trends

October 2, 2014     Julie Miller

The healthcare industry has plenty of public companies, but AAC's initial public offering is significant in the behavioral healthcare segment

Behavioral health helpers gain Navigator grants

October 1, 2014     Julie Miller

Navigators are the nice folks who help people in their communities sign up for health insurance during open enrollment

Traumatic brain injury affects behavioral health

September 25, 2014     Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC

Regardless of whether the substance use was directly associated with the brain injury or developed as a maladaptive coping mechanism post injury, it is something that cannot be overlooked

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