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Opioid crisis brings paradigm shift

January 30, 2017  |  Joanne Sammer
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New approaches to reimbursement for opioid addiction treatment might include measures of evidence-based care protocols as well as patient outcomes.

Anthem easing access to MAT and counseling services

January 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Anthem has announced changes that will double the number of members who receive behavioral health services as part of their medication-assisted treatment. The insurer has also dropped its preauthorization requirement.

It’s the clinical model

January 4, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
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There is no entity promoting the value of psychosocial solutions like psychotherapy, let alone one with the power and wealth of the pharmaceutical industry.

Why the surgeon general’s report is the go-to resource

November 22, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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With a change of administration in Washington, it will be particularly important for the country to have a single scientific document about substance use disorders.

Midlevel practitioners authorized to prescribe buprenorphine

November 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A new 2017 federal policy will allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine. Previously, only physicians were authorized to prescribe the medication.

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

How to add MAT services to your organization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
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Deciding to add a medical dimension like MAT to an existing program is one thing; actually making the transition is another. The process involves overcoming a number of hurdles that could potentially derail the program.

Higher caps may not increase buprenorphine utilization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
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Research from the RAND Corporation indicates that few physicians currently prescribing buprenorphine have approached the 100-patient treatment cap, and many of those might be underutilizing the drug.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time...

Prescribers sign on for new buprenorphine caps

October 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Since SAMHSA issued new rules around the number of patients that physicians can treat with buprenorphine, 1,665 practitioners have applied for and been granted waivers to prescribe at the increased limit of 275 patients, according to the federal agency.

Significant challenges remain in enforcing parity laws

October 5, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Experts remain optimistic about the future of parity, even though the implementation process will be slow to bring significant change to the behavioral healthcare industry.

Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor
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From the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: Recovery Centers of America’s chief clinical officer urged developers of new programs to offer sustainable, high-quality services and to be prepared to fight stigma.

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