SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE ETHICS AMONG PROVIDERS
During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Medivance Billing CEO, William McCormick along with renown behavioral healthcare advocates Dr. Andrea Barthwell and Dr. Dianne Henderson, gave their opinions on the solutions needed to improve ethical behaviors.
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While becoming an in-network provider is largely a financial decision, for many, it has become a marketing issue as well. Some wonder whether increased insurance coverage for American consumers will force the hand of providers who have long relied on self-pay and out-of-network status.
Federal health leaders are accepting comments on a proposed 42 CFR Part 2 rule that would modify the patient consent form to allow more granular disclosure of data for the sake of better care coordination. The change has been a long time in coming.
The White House is asking for $1 billion in new mandatory funding to tackle the opioid crisis in its fiscal year 2017 budget, with $920 million allocated to medication assisted treatment.
Clients care as much about what's on their plates as they do about what's in their treatment plans. Bonus: The benefit of serving chef-quality meals goes well beyond marketing.
There are highly nuanced food choices to consider in addiction treatment, such as a diet with reduced sugar and reduced gluten to avoid triggering opioid receptors.
In a particularly aggressive move, insurer Health Net is investigating several residential and outpatient treatment centers for alleged fraud in California, asking for documentation to prove certain practices were above board.
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is shutting down several programs because of financial strain caused by the state budget impasse. The nonprofit is still owed more than $6 million.
The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke as adults. Likewise the trend indicates prevention efforts are successful and should be continued.
Centene's grant program has identified innovative solutions in which rural stakeholders have been able to collaborate and pool their resources for greater reach.
Lifespan had annual revenue of $2 billion when it acquired Gateway, with its $60 million in annual revenue. Since then, the team at Gateway has learned a thing or two about what being acquired actually means in the real world.
This year, National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Linda Rosenberg is monitoring the progress of federal legislation, mergers and acquisitions, new technology and the potential found in brain plasticity.
Independent Coalition of Treatment Providers making strides in 2016
During this episode of Behavioral Health Today, Lakesha Bennett interviews Medivance Billing Service CEO, William McCormick and Intervention 911 founder, Ken Seeley to learn more about the mission and goals of the Independent Coalition of Treatment Providers (ICOTP).
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Continuity of care documents (CCDs) are generated from EHRs and designed for transferring a standard set of patient information between care settings. Data might include patient demographics, diagnoses, current medications, a brief summary of assessment results and the care plan.
A new ACAP report finds that 42 CFR Part 2 creates a new stigma--one that stands in the way of coordinated care for those with substance use disorders.
This year’s $1 trillion budget measure basically funds the federal government, but few realize that it also includes needle exchange funding and AOT grant money.
NAATP leaders agree that association members must be held to a high ethical standard, and membership might be terminated if they do not adhere to it in practice. It's a bold stance for the industry group.
During a webinar, two Colorado health information exchanges (HIEs) shared the challenges, including patient consent management, and initial successes of integrating behavioral health data into HIEs.
In an analysis from the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, 42 CFR Part 2 seems to be outdated and sorely in need of a fresh review by federal authorities.
With increased insurance coverage, more providers will encounter the frustration of meeting the preauthorization demands of payers. The key is to fight like an insurance warrior.
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