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Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

5 best practices for patient transportation services

November 1, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Transportation may not be at the top of the list when programs first open their doors, but those established in the industry say patient transportation is a key differentiator.

How to comply with new overtime rules

October 20, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
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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.

How to safeguard your data against ransomware

September 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Hackers are crippling behavioral healthcare organizations’ operations by holding their data hostage with ransomware. Here are ways to prevent such an attack on your system.

New association offers compliance resources

September 1, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Los Angeles-based American Addiction Treatment Association aims to help treatment center operators navigate the legal landscape as the market transforms.

Safeguard the privacy of behavioral health apps

June 15, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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Clinicians need to be trained to think through their ethical and legal duties related to confidentiality, that is, their duty to protect the patient’s privacy when using any app.

What Works: Statewide crisis intervention initiative

May 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Crisis Intervention Center brings statewide telephonic crisis intervention, care management and mobile response team activation/coordination to Louisiana with Crisis Response Network.

How to reduce workplace violence

April 18, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Behavioral health organizations can take proactive steps to identify risks and protect employees from the dangers of workplace violence.

Political gridlock blocks Missouri PDMP

April 14, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
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Missouri is the only state that hasn’t created a prescription drug monitoring program database, and a protracted political battle has kept the state from passing a law to establish one. 

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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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.

Rx Summit: Fentanyl overdoses outpace heroin

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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Because fentanyl is so strong—it can kill in minutes—multiple doses of naloxone might be needed in order to reverse an overdose. All too often, users don't even know they've used fentanyl.

What to do if a data breach happens to you

March 16, 2016  |  David Raths
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Providers of all sizes can take proactive steps to avoid security breaches while also creating a plan to react quickly if a breach does occur.

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