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Why good food is good marketing

February 2, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Clients care as much about what's on their plates as they do about what's in their treatment plans. Bonus: The benefit of serving chef-quality meals goes well beyond marketing.

Springstone names new CEO

February 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Kentucky-based Springstone has named Robert Maha, MD, as its new chief executive officer. The organization operates 10 behavioral health hospitals in four states with more in development.

Illinois undergoes statewide cutbacks in substance abuse, mental health services

January 28, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is shutting down several programs because of financial strain caused by the state budget impasse. The nonprofit is still owed more than $6 million. 

AAC challenges California case

January 25, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers has filed motions to dismiss an ongoing California case surrounding the death of a patient and continues to assert that the case is without merit.

Treatment works, right?

January 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

There’s an advocacy opportunity that no one’s grasping onto right now. What’s lacking in the industry messaging today is the idea that treatment works. It does work, doesn't it?

When a merger works for good

January 19, 2016  |  Richard Leclerc

Lifespan had annual revenue of $2 billion when it acquired Gateway, with its $60 million in annual revenue. Since then, the team at Gateway has learned a thing or two about what being acquired actually means in the real world. 

Linda's List of 2016 priorities includes legislation and diversification

January 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

This year, National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Linda Rosenberg is monitoring the progress of federal legislation, mergers and acquisitions, new technology and the potential found in brain plasticity. 

Part 2 workarounds encumber safety net plans

January 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

A new ACAP report finds that 42 CFR Part 2 creates a new stigma--one that stands in the way of coordinated care for those with substance use disorders.

Lessons from the life of Robert Spitzer

January 5, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Every time you successfully use DSM and evidence-based guidelines geared toward the diagnosis of a unique patient, you are extending the legacy of Dr. Robert Spitzer, the great disrupter.

Insurance warriors fight for coverage

December 23, 2015  |  Jill Sederstrom

With increased insurance coverage, more providers will encounter the frustration of meeting the preauthorization demands of payers. The key is to fight like an insurance warrior.

New entrant LifeStance looking for deals in 2016

December 22, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

LifeStance Health expects to invest $250 million in acquisitions and de novo sites nationwide to provide services for addiction, substance use and eating disorders.

Exclusive: Summit BHC buys Seabrook West

December 21, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Summit BHC has finalized the acquisition of Seabrook West, situated on 25 acres of land in Pennsylvania. The center will operate under a new name: Mountain Laurel Recovery Center.


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