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.
UnitedHealth and its Florida affiliate filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against several testing labs, treatment centers and individuals, alleging financial kickbacks, fraud and other complaints.
Summit BHC opened its Twin Lakes Recovery Center in Monroe, Ga., a 55-bed residential treatment facility and its first location in Georgia. The organization also announced the opening of an outpatient program.
CEO Philip Eaton has seen an evolution in attitudes toward behavioral health as well as new opportunities to serve the changing needs of patients.
Mental health and substance abuse treatment service providers are under new competitive pressures that are forcing them to address business and operational challenges in ways that they haven’t before.
In the ever-changing healthcare field, executive leaders must embrace technology and respond to the needs of patient populations.
It is of little surprise that failure to collect patient copays has become a problem. Insurers have begun to zero in on waivers of patient responsibility as a form of fraud and abuse.
A new report prepared by the Legal Action Center emphasizes that drug courts need to acknowledge that treatment decisions for participants belong in the hands of clinicians.
North Tampa Behavioral Health, a 53,000 square foot, 75 bed acute psychiatric hospital located in Wesley Chapel, Fla., opened in October 2013 under Acadia Healthcare.
A "Saturday Night Live" skit has drawn criticism from consumers and industry leaders with some calling for an apology. Here's a roundup of what observers are saying.
The Betty Ford West Los Angeles outpatient center now has in-network status among 14 managed care health plans, a move meant to increase access to services for those who use insurance benefits.
Behavioral health organizations can take proactive steps to identify risks and protect employees from the dangers of workplace violence.
During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, healthcare Attorney, Harry Nelson, talks about the fraud and questionable practices in the behavioral health industry and how it's impacting the cost of healthcare services.
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Centerstone and Kentucky-based Seven Counties have announced their intent to merge, with the two organizations operating as affiliates. The deal between the two “kindred spirits” has been in the works for a few years.
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.
Following up on its announcement that it would consider dismissing violators of its ethics code from the association, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has unveiled new complaint procedures.
The new not-for-profit Insured Consumer Access Network (ICAN) will provide scholarships for patients' out-of-pocket costs for treatment within a network of ethical providers.
Currently, Foundations has 19 locations with three more in the pipeline, bringing its total portfolio to five states. A forthcoming outpatient center in Chicago will mark its first venture into Illinois.
The iconic Father Martin's Ashley is officially undergoing a rebranding today, and the program will now be known as Ashley Addiction Treatment. But the leaders of the organization emphasize that the move represents no departure from its core values.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans have created a new executive committee to address the opioid crisis and identify best practices in prevention and risk reduction.
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