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How to comply with new overtime rules

October 20, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anita Everett, MD, was named the chief medical officer of SAMHSA on Wednesday and will lead a new office within the agency.

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.

9 tips for great outpatient scheduling

July 27, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Successful administrators go beyond appointment reminder texts and calls to keep their treatment centers running smoothly.

N.J. treatment center employees make rare move to unionize

July 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

More than 100 clinical and non-clinical employees at Sunrise House have voted to unionize, but experts say unions are unlikely to become widespread.

8 ways to be a good sober home neighbor

July 6, 2016  |  Brian Albright

 The biggest challenge in operating responsible sober living facilities is to change some long-held stereotypes about recovery, and that takes time.


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