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How to comply with new overtime rules

October 20, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer

On December 1, new rules for overtime pay go into effect, and behavioral health organizations could see unexpectedly higher payroll costs or even potential fines if they do not comply. Here’s your guide to getting it right.

CEO says providers can thrive if they heed history

September 28, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor

A keynote at the Moments of Change conference offered a prominent addiction field leader's advice to study history and not repeat mistakes of the past.

Reaction to music indicates empathy

September 22, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

The ability to feel another's pain, to take a step back from that, be concerned, and put into play efficacious therapeutic processes is a desirable trait among staff. Yet, hasn't it always been a challenge to find that out before hiring someone?

Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor

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.

Surgeon general calls on physicians to fight opioid crisis

August 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

In a letter to U.S. physicians, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls on clinicians to screen patients for opioid use disorder and to treat addiction as a chronic illness, not a moral failing.

Celebrities among 2016 SAMHSA honorees

August 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Voice Awards, presented annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, recognize entertainment industry and behavioral health community members who raise awareness for mental health and substance use disorders.

Leaders seek avenues to work collaboratively

August 10, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The number of new coalitions and collaborations that have popped up just in the past year or so is a sure sign of everyone’s passion to make changes in how addiction treatment is delivered and how it is reimbursed.

Patient-centered solutions increase access to behavioral healthcare

August 1, 2016  |  Ed Jones, PhD

The main question in an evolving patient-centered world is whether our services and processes have been designed with the convenience of the provider or the patient in mind.

Election 2016: Where the candidates stand

August 1, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

It's going to be an especially heated debate season with high emotion among supporters on both sides. Clinton and Trump are sharply divided on a number of issues, including several that behavioral health leaders are watching.

9 tips for great outpatient scheduling

July 27, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Successful administrators go beyond appointment reminder texts and calls to keep their treatment centers running smoothly.

N.J. treatment center employees make rare move to unionize

July 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

More than 100 clinical and non-clinical employees at Sunrise House have voted to unionize, but experts say unions are unlikely to become widespread.

Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug

Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.


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