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Take the financial sting out of prior authorization

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

 The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare has hard data showing the billions providers can save by replacing paper transactions with electronic ones.

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Top 3 growth areas in behavioral health

March 27, 2015     Jill Sederstrom

Where are the best opportunities for expansion? Within growing populations, ripe geographic areas and high-demand treatment modalities.

National report measures excessive drinking by county

March 25, 2015    

Where you live matters. A new report shows excessive drinking behaviors range from 3% to 56% prevalence, depending on the county.

‘Mad Men’ advice for marketing your treatment center

March 24, 2015     Patrick D'Amico

Don Draper from Mad Men would warn against spending a small fortune on advertising tactics without first developing a carefully crafted brand position.

Create patient-centered experiences

March 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As the industry grows, so too does the expectation for patient-centered care delivery.

Depression costs employers $210 billion

March 23, 2015     Kaiser Health News

Research finds the average worker who had major depression disorder lost the productivity of about 32 workdays a year, costing employers real dollars.

How colleges can better serve those in recovery

March 20, 2015     Frank Greenagel

College can be tough to navigate even if you have great mental health. It can be a nightmare for someone with mental health or substance use disorder.

How to share your success

March 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Don't hide all that success. Nominate a great leader for the 2015 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Awards. 

South African group leads effort to improve national substance abuse services

March 11, 2015    

The South African drug epidemic continues to grow rapidly, fueled by abuse of prescription opioids, novel opium concoctions and heroin. Contributory factors include a very high national unemployment rate and pervasive poverty. Yet, the country continues to...

Exclusive: Concord’s model reinforces small treatment centers

March 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Concord Behavioral Health, a new startup, has created a joint-ownership model for facilities that might be overwhelmed by business operations.

Doctor/Patient communication is important!

March 5, 2015     James M. Hunt, AIA

A lot is being written recently regarding groundbreaking “studies” that show that doctor/patient communication is actually more important than the environment in determining patient satisfaction....

Medicare plan launches addiction services for seniors

March 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

SCAN Health Plan has added a program for older adults that provides screening, assessment, counseling, brief therapy and action planning for individuals who may have SUD.