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Why we must shift from qualitative to data-driven treatment

November 22, 2016  |  Jennifer Steiner
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In an industry historically reliant on broad treatment options and anecdotal outcomes, data is the key to the future of mental healthcare and already is opening new doors for our industry.

ICD and DSM coding compliance will be important in 2020 and beyond

November 4, 2016  |  Lisette Wright
blog

Many providers have had a couple rounds of behavioral health reimbursement denials in the last year, which leaves the clinician and organization at risk.

Taking much-needed action on parity

October 28, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

We salute President Obama for convening the task force, the task force itself for producing a very well-reasoned action report in a very short period of time, and the Kennedy Forum for serving as the clarion voice of advocacy.

Health systems use data to predict behavioral health risks

September 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Watson Health supercomputer is being used to predict disorders early so physicians can offer referrals to behavioral health providers long before the diagnosis becomes severe.

Implement and track the new metrics and quality measures

August 2, 2016  |  Lisette Wright
blog

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.

Are we leveraging digital technology in addiction treatment?

May 12, 2016  |  David H. Gustafson, PhD
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Mobile health has changed so quickly that what was visionary a few years ago is considered outdated today. And new features have emerged that no one could have imagined until now.

Cigna and ASAM data dive will distill best treatment practices

May 4, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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
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Positive developments that bring new business opportunities also warrant cautionary tales for treatment center operators.

5 skills every executive must have

April 27, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
article

In the ever-changing healthcare field, executive leaders must embrace technology and respond to the needs of patient populations.

Evans named CEO of Sound Mental Health

April 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Seattle-based Sound Mental Health announced today that Patrick C. Evans has been selected as its new CEO, beginning June 13. He replaces David Stone, who announced his retirement after 26 years of service as CEO.  

Here’s why your claims are being rejected

April 1, 2016  |  Lisette Wright
blog

Medicare and Medicaid programs have been rejecting claims for certain diagnoses. It seems the common thread for these rejections is the utilization of certain unspecified diagnoses that are obtained directly out of the DSM-5 purple book.

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