Diagnosis & Treatment

ICD-10 and DSM-5: The language and coding conundrums

July 20, 2014     Lisette Wright

How do we reconcile the language differences for consistency?

CMS aims to modernize Medicaid with focus on SUD

July 15, 2014     Julie Miller

States will put their heads together to drive best practices in data analytics and delivery models

Care Integration is Imperative for County Service Systems

May 16, 2014    

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be expected to foster a dramatic transformation in health service delivery systems operated and supported by counties, including mental health, substance use, and intellectual development/developmental disability (ID/DD)...

Telehealth expands treatment options

May 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti

The behavioral healthcare sector has been slower than providers such as New York-based WebMD to hang a shingle online, largely due to the inherent challenges of providing support to a population often identified...

Recovery apps introduced to enhance peer support, reduce relapse

May 2, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

This is the age of technology—most everyone across the age span is constantly seen using mobile devices. The addiction industry has caught on to the technological trend, with recovery apps continuing to gain momentum as a post-treatment tool.

ICD-10 and DSM-5: A Unique Teaching Curriculum

April 22, 2014    

Understanding the ICD-10 and DSM-5 Side By Side

NIDA grant focuses on predictive outcomes for addictions

April 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from  for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions outcomes to Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health...

From recovery to resilience via health activation

April 13, 2014    

Very rapidly, we are entering the early stages of a very significant new social movement. In fact, it is so new that we do not yet have a very good way to describe it. Several concepts are competing, such as “self management”, “engagement...

Internet2 hosts genomic research collaborative

April 11, 2014    

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and George Washington University are piloting a genomic data-sharing project on a new, ultra-high-speed platform, creating state-of-the-art connectivity that is expected to ultimately yield big results—...

The OpenNotes Mental Health Conundrum

April 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti

The OpenNotes initiative, which invites patients to review their clinical notes as written by their clinicians, was a success in its three pilot locations. Now one of those organizations is trying to determine whether it’s appropriate to expand this...

ICD-10 Delay: Stunning Developments and Next Steps

April 1, 2014     Lisette Wright

In a stunning development late last week, a few lines inserted into an unrelated H.R. Bill delays the ICD-10 go-live date of October 1, 2014.

Memorial Hermann gives recovering addicts 24/7 support

March 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna

At Memorial Hermann Health System’s Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), leaders have implemented a digital platform that provides its recovering addicts with a support community from the touch of their phone. Thus far, the center has gotten...

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