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Proposed changes to 42 CFR Part 2 will affect providers

September 29, 2016  |  Nicholas Merkin
article

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.

The least you need to know about the federal stop-gap funding bill

September 29, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

On Wednesday, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that keeps the federal government operating and also includes $7 million in brand-new funding for CARA.

CEO says providers can thrive if they heed history

September 28, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor
article

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.

How to safeguard your data against ransomware

September 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Hackers are crippling behavioral healthcare organizations’ operations by holding their data hostage with ransomware. Here are ways to prevent such an attack on your system.

Quality group rates top health insurers

September 27, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced its annual health plan ratings this week, identifying the top 10 states with high marks.

Futurist warns of dire outcome for centers that resist change

September 27, 2016  |  Gary Enos
article

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

Children’s mental health agencies missing opportunities

September 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study of state children’s mental agency directors finds inadequate structures and poor organization are inhibiting the ability to improve care.

Some states fund comparatively low percentage of buprenorphine costs

September 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Advocates for Opioid Recovery recommends that governors investigate how their state Medicaid programs are covering opioid recovery treatment.

Fostering equity for all Americans

September 19, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The national elections of 2016 are bringing the problems of inequity in American society into exceptional relief. Lessons from seminal conference held last week at Washington University can help each of us address the actions we must take.

4 steps to prepare for HIE participation

September 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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HIEs can help providers offer a higher quality of care that reflects well in a value-based payment model, but significant groundwork must be completed before participating.

Number of young adults who have contemplated suicide rises

September 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

In 2015, 8.3% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18 and 25 had serious thoughts of suicide, a significantly higher percentage than any other age group, according to a study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Consider the details when integrating behavioral healthcare

September 15, 2016  |  Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC
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A collaborative care model must ensure that all coordinating services align with the mission to meet the needs of the population served, and here are 7 tips for doing just that.