AAC president resigns after investigation

July 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers' president has resigned in light of charges connected to the death of a patient in 2010. CEO Michael Cartwright says the case won't damage the company.

Follow best practices in board governance

July 27, 2015     Joanne Sammer

In the changing healthcare landscape, you need knowledgeable, reliable people guiding your organization's future direction.

Urine drug testing model likely to roll out nationwide

July 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The model does not allow for reimbursement when a presumptive test at a lab is used to confirm a presumptive test from the point of care.

Expanding 5-star system foreshadows your future

July 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Comparative quality ratings seem inevitable, but don’t wait for the government to come in and impose a half-baked star-rating system on you. ...

Legal, ethical rules apply when marketing client case studies

July 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Case studies are one of the proven tools that encourage potential patients to seek services, but they require careful consideration to avoid legal trouble.

AAC deal has repercussions for other providers

July 10, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Now that American Addiction Centers owns a large, online referral source, it stands to reason that AAC centers would be prioritized for patient referrals over any other client. 

Kennedy Q&A: Move mental health out of the dark ages

July 10, 2015     Kaiser Health News

Kennedy says to address the epidemic of untreated mental illness the nation must build a chronic care or intensive care system so that people are treated and cared for, and not abandoned.

CEOs pledge to stop workplace stigma

July 8, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, the statewide CEOs Against Stigma campaign includes a signed pledge for employers who want to change perceptions.

Valley Hope names new CEO

July 2, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Pat George is replacing long-time CEO Ken Gregoire, who retired on July 1, after 38 years of service to Valley Hope in various roles.

Resilience drives the recovery journey

June 23, 2015     Lori Ashcraft

Use these 5 steps to begin again when your career takes a turn. Just like the recovery process, you need to move forward with strength.

Millikin named director of The Ranch

June 18, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Marshall Millikin has been named executive director of The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee, an Elements Behavioral Health property.

Not-for-profits have a central role in the behavioral healthcare field

June 10, 2015     Doug Tieman

When there is not enough reimbursement for the private equity facilities to be profitable, they will exit the field. Therefore, we must support our not-for-profit organizations.

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