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Pennsylvania forum addresses workforce challenges

December 8, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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At the BHECON forum in Pennsylvania, 100 stakeholders including community health providers and government officials, joined together to discuss the workforce demands of value-based care and population health management.

Overtime rule now on hold

November 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Originally set to begin Dec. 1, the policy would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay, and experts believe behavioral health organizations would have had high rates of noncompliance because of tricky scheduling at treatment centers.

Industry leaders have reason to say ‘thanks’

November 23, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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From recognizing long-time mentors and hard-working staff members to enjoying a sense of accomplishment that comes from working with patients, executives from across the behavioral healthcare field share what has them feeling grateful this year at...

Midlevel practitioners authorized to prescribe buprenorphine

November 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A new 2017 federal policy will allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine. Previously, only physicians were authorized to prescribe the medication.

Tackling behavioral and public health joint endeavors

November 4, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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 Ever since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, behavioral healthcare has been warming to the notion that our field must learn and adopt the strategies and techniques of public health.

 

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.

New law will expand mental health services for low-income Californians

October 11, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
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California Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a law allowing federally funded health centers and rural clinics to bill Medi-Cal for the services of licensed marriage and family therapists.

Reaction to music indicates empathy

September 22, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

The ability to feel another's pain, to take a step back from that, be concerned, and put into play efficacious therapeutic processes is a desirable trait among staff. Yet, hasn't it always been a challenge to find that out before hiring someone?

Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor
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From the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: Recovery Centers of America’s chief clinical officer urged developers of new programs to offer sustainable, high-quality services and to be prepared to fight stigma.

7 great tips for employee retention

August 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Leaders must create strategies to retain their employees, especially in today’s market where there is competition for good workers.

Ethical quandary: Work with patients, family members presents many conflicts

August 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A clinical leader presenting at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) discussed aspects of law and counselor belief that create challenges in working with both patients and their loved ones.

Everett to lead SAMHSA’s new clinical office

August 11, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Anita Everett, MD, was named the chief medical officer of SAMHSA on Wednesday and will lead a new office within the agency.

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