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NAATP leaders say it's time to ditch empty boasts of success rates

Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) outcomes initiative will work to collect publishable data about the true impact of substance use treatment services.  

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What might success in integrated care bring?

June 12, 2013    

I wonder what success in integrated care might bring. If we succeed in extending the average life span of people with Serious Mental Illness, how will that impact us as a system programmatically and financially...

Brown named SAMHSA lead in Central Plains

May 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Kim Brown, a licensed addictions counselor, was named by SAMHSA as the Regional Administrator for Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Brown has worked in the behavioral health field since 1992, and was the Director of Managed Care for Behavioral Health...

Anorexia intervention bill first in a decade

May 28, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Anna Westin Act was introduced last week by two representatives from Florida, and it would require training for health professionals and school personnel to identify eating disorders and provide intervention.

Memorial for a beautiful mind

May 26, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

Although mathematician John Nash did not serve in the military, his recent death is worth memorializing. He taught us much about creativity and recovery.

Mental health bill remains at a stand still

May 22, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

House and Senate leaders are still examining sticking points in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act that dates back to 2012.

Markey proposes Treatment and Recovery Investment Act

May 21, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Treatment and Recovery Act adds billions in block grant funding as well as $25 million to increase capacity of residential services for SUD services for adolescents.

Summit names Kane as CEO

May 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Former Gosnold COO Jim Kane has joined Summit Behavioral Health in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area.

In Missouri, two nonprofits merge

May 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alternative Opportunities and Preferred Family Healthcare together will cover a five state area with comprehensive primary care, supported living,...

BREAKING: Addiction Campuses buys business development unit

May 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Addiction Campuses has acquired Recovery Now Network, a marketing and business development firm, that will help the organization engage more people in the decision to enter treatment.

BREAKING: AAC to acquire Oxford Centre

May 13, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers has inked a deal to acquire The Oxford Centre, Inc. in Mississippi, for $35 million in cash. The purchase marks the sixth acquisition for AAC in 2015.

All payers are hunting down fraud

May 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Medicaid and commercial payers are following the lead of Medicare, as Feds turn up the HEAT on claims fraud. 

Defending essential equity to ensure equality as SCOTUS takes up ACA again

May 8, 2015     Ron Manderscheid

It would be inappropriate to provide the federal tax subsidy to some Americans, yet deny it to others in the same circumstances. In fact, this would violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.