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How to manage bad debt

February 14, 2017  |  Brian Albright
article

With more patients covered under high-deductible plans or Medicaid managed care plans, the new payer mix has shifted more of the burden for payment onto the patient and collection onto the provider.

How to succeed online in 2017

February 2, 2017  |  Andrew Garcia
Commentary

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, but what trends should be top of mind in the year ahead?

Opioid crisis brings paradigm shift

January 30, 2017  |  Joanne Sammer
article

New approaches to reimbursement for opioid addiction treatment might include measures of evidence-based care protocols as well as patient outcomes.

It’s the clinical model

January 4, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
article

There is no entity promoting the value of psychosocial solutions like psychotherapy, let alone one with the power and wealth of the pharmaceutical industry.

Not-for-profit CEOs command higher salaries

December 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A new survey report from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers reveals 41% variation between for-profit CEO salaries and their not-for-profit counterparts

Insurer notes economic impact of mental health, SUD in communities

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index, a new measurement tool, identifies health conditions with the greatest impact on communities. Analysis of the data draws a correlation between community health and economic strength.

The 2016 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Value-based payment models are becoming more common, but the IT vendors surveyed by Behavioral Healthcare Executive aren’t sure that providers are prepared for the shift from fee-for-service. DOWNLOAD THE FULL SURVEY RESULTS.

Shorter stays linked to rapid rehospitalization

November 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study by the Treatment Advocacy Center finds that patients at state hospitals with the shortest length of stay are three times more likely to be readmitted than those with the longest initial stay.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time...

Americans still lack access to mental healthcare

October 27, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

More than half of U.S. adults with mental illness did not receive access to treatment in 2014, and there is a serious mental health workforce shortage, according to a Mental Health America study.

Futurist warns of dire outcome for centers that resist change

September 27, 2016  |  Gary Enos
article

Future success in behavioral health practice will ride on four pillars: technology; digital strategy; patient experience design; and the leveraging of economic models.

Are you marketing what consumers want?

September 9, 2016  |  Ruchi Dhami
article

Ultimately, by understanding how the process of treatment itself shifts consumer preferences, providers can positively impact a person’s long-term recovery.

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