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How to comply with new overtime rules

October 20, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer

On December 1, new rules for overtime pay go into effect, and behavioral health organizations could see unexpectedly higher payroll costs or even potential fines if they do not comply. Here’s your guide to getting it right.

Acadia sells off UK properties

October 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Acadia Healthcare announced a deal to sell 22 behavioral health facilities in the United Kingdom to an investment firm. The move was not unexpected.

New law will expand mental health services for low-income Californians

October 11, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

California Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a law allowing federally funded health centers and rural clinics to bill Medi-Cal for the services of licensed marriage and family therapists.

New State platform deal includes two residential centers

October 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New State Capital Partners announced that it has established a behavioral healthcare platform with its recent acquisition of a majority stake in Bridges Recovery Center and Infinity Malibu.

RCA opens Maryland center with executive program

October 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New startup Recovery Centers of America announced the opening of its Bracebridge Hall treatment facility in Earleville, Md. The 550 acre property, which was previously used as a private hunting and fishing estate, includes 39 beds.

Proposed changes to 42 CFR Part 2 will affect providers

September 29, 2016  |  Nicholas Merkin

Although the proposed rules have yet to be finalized, many addiction treatment providers are asking how to make sure they are in compliance with 42 CFR, Part 2 and how they might prepare for any upcoming changes.

Alanco positions first treatment center deal

September 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alanco Behavioral Health this week announced its intent to acquire Bella Monte Recovery in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.—a platform deal for the new investment group.

CEO says providers can thrive if they heed history

September 28, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor

A keynote at the Moments of Change conference offered a prominent addiction field leader's advice to study history and not repeat mistakes of the past.

Futurist warns of dire outcome for centers that resist change

September 27, 2016  |  Gary Enos

Future success in behavioral health practice will ride on four pillars: technology; digital strategy; patient experience design; and the leveraging of economic models.

Reaction to music indicates empathy

September 22, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

The ability to feel another's pain, to take a step back from that, be concerned, and put into play efficacious therapeutic processes is a desirable trait among staff. Yet, hasn't it always been a challenge to find that out before hiring someone?