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Quality group rates top health insurers

September 27, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced its annual health plan ratings this week, identifying the top 10 states with high marks.

Implement and track the new metrics and quality measures

August 2, 2016  |  Lisette Wright

How do you prepare your organization to engage a model of care that emphasizes value, measures and population health reporting? Let’s start with some simple concepts.

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.

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.

Should we aim for cured, doing better or still working on it?

June 6, 2016  |  Ed Jones, PhD

As more behavioral healthcare services are offered to meet demand, and as expectations rise for better outcomes and lower costs, this will of necessity lead to measurement—of access, outcome and cost.

Cigna and ASAM data dive will distill best treatment practices

May 4, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.

It’s the best of times in behavioral health…maybe

May 3, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Positive developments that bring new business opportunities also warrant cautionary tales for treatment center operators.

Blue plans collaborate on opioid protocols

April 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans have created a new executive committee to address the opioid crisis and identify best practices in prevention and risk reduction.

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Nora D. Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.

Use the power of data in digital marketing

March 23, 2016  |  Melanie Haber and Ruchi Sanghani

Data can enhance the quality of digital marketing campaigns to increase conversions. Consider these three easy tips to get started.

NatCon16: Improve outcomes with symptom severity measurements

March 8, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Experts at NatCon 2016 said symptom severity measurements can fine-tune individual treatment, act as a linkage throughout a patient’s entire treatment plan into recovery, and provide important patient data.

Avoid these 6 financial mistakes in the era of accountable care

February 15, 2016  |  Brian Albright

Cost management and quality outcomes will be critical for treatment centers that hope to stay in the black under new value-based reimbursement arrangements.


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