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5 factors influencing telemental health

May 23, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Telemental health is an emerging alternative for rural and underserved populations, but it remains an imperfect solution.

Summit BHC deal spree points to growth potential

May 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Summit BHC has added five properties to its portfolio in the last five months, including its latest: Willingway Hospital in Georgia.

ACA reduces costs for young adults

May 23, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A University of Miami study shows the dependent care provision in the Affordable Care Act has improved access to behavioral healthcare and reduced medical debt for young adults.

Essential principles guide county, state ACA implementation

May 22, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

The Affordable Care Act has brought benefits and transformations to the behavioral health and intellectual development/developmental disability fields. We must develop some principles to guide its implementation, however.

Foundations unveils Detroit outpatient facility

May 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Foundations Recovery Network opens Foundations Detroit to provide integrated outpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

NAATP panel: Need to monitor ethics remains as great as ever

May 18, 2016  |  Gary Enos

Comments at this week's National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers conference suggest that the problems that first convinced the association to strengthen its monitoring of members' practices have not vanished.

NAATP audience urged not to claim ultimate victory in parity challenges

May 17, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor

Panelists at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) annual conference emphasized that even when insurers' violations of the parity law are successfully challenged, close monitoring of insurer behavior must continue.  

House passes opioid bill

May 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While many had hoped the House would pass the Senate version of CARA, leaders in behavioral health believe that bipartisan support and landslide votes in both chambers are encouraging.

Expect more patients as uninsured rates drop

May 13, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Estimated uninsured rates for a majority of U.S. counties dropped between 2013 and 2014, according to a U.S. Census Bureau study. 

The least you need to know about Imodium overdoses

May 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Emergency medicine specialists have noted a trend in fatalities related to misuse of Imodium by individuals who might be seeking to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms or to produce an easy high.

Florida Dept. of Corrections, offender re-entry center reach agreement

May 12, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Bridges of America re-entry program in Broward County will refer clients to another Bridges facility, allowing the DOC to move ahead with plans to repurpose the center’s space.

Sober home operator ends suit in California

May 12, 2016  |  Gary Enos

Solid Landings already has closed some homes in Costa Mesa, California, and has pledged to be completely out of the city within the next three years.