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High-touch centers offer embedded behavioral specialists

February 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The country’s largest health insurer just launched 10 brick-and-mortar primary care centers with a high-touch model that includes onsite, licensed, behavioral health specialists.

Gender pay gaps are not petty issues

February 10, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In general, women make 85 cents for every dollar that men make, even when adjusting for education and industry. Take a hard look at your payroll data to ensure you aren't contributing to the gender wage gap.

SAMHSA appoints Kimberly A. Johnson as director of CSAT

February 9, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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 In the role, Johnson will be responsible for the leadership, management and operation of CSAT’s more than $2 billion budget and significant portfolio grants.  

The pros and cons of in-network contracts

February 9, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
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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-...

Rogers focuses on young adult mood disorders with Chicago program

February 9, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Rogers Behavioral Health has launched a specialized, partial-hospitalization program that offers evidence-based treatment for young adults with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. 

Why good food is good marketing

February 2, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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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.

Avoid foods that tweak opioid receptors

February 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

Springstone names new CEO

February 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Kentucky-based Springstone has named Robert Maha, MD, as its new chief executive officer. The organization operates 10 behavioral health hospitals in four states with more in development.

Coming to grips with early death

January 29, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD
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Additional research has been done to begin unraveling the answers as to why public mental health clients die, on average, 25 years prematurely. We can reduce the risk of early death for those with depression/anxiety by altering the mediators between mental...

Health Net looking for fraud among treatment centers

January 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

Illinois undergoes statewide cutbacks in substance abuse, mental health services

January 28, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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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.