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5 ways to modernize the business side of your business

April 29, 2016  |  Brian Albright
article

Mental health and substance abuse treatment service providers are under new competitive pressures that are forcing them to address business and operational challenges in ways that they haven’t before.

5 skills every executive must have

April 27, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
article

In the ever-changing healthcare field, executive leaders must embrace technology and respond to the needs of patient populations.

The least you need to know about the New Mexico epilogue

April 25, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

After years of wrangling, the fraud investigations of 15 New Mexico not-for-profit mental health treatment centers have been resolved. And by the way, there was no fraud.

Patient financial responsibility in addiction treatment up for debate

April 25, 2016  |  Harry Nelson, Esq.
article

It is of little surprise that failure to collect patient copays has become a problem. Insurers have begun to zero in on waivers of patient responsibility as a form of fraud and abuse.

Accelerating the federal response to the opioid epidemic

April 24, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Earlier this year, the president asked Congress to appropriate $1.1 billion in new funding to help every American with an opioid use disorder who wants treatment get the help they need.

Medication can be comfortably integrated into drug court programs

April 22, 2016  |  Gary Enos
article

A new report prepared by the Legal Action Center emphasizes that drug courts need to acknowledge that treatment decisions for participants belong in the hands of clinicians.

Behavioral Health Group acquires two programs

April 21, 2016  |  Julia Brown
news

Behavioral Health Group has announced the acquisition of two addiction treatment programs in Spartanburg and Aiken, S.C.

SNL skit sparks discussion

April 20, 2016  |  Julia Brown
article

A "Saturday Night Live" skit has drawn criticism from consumers and industry leaders with some calling for an apology. Here's a roundup...

Betty Ford adds in-network options

April 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The Betty Ford West Los Angeles outpatient center now has in-network status among 14 managed care health plans, a move meant to increase access to services for those who use insurance benefits.

Political gridlock blocks Missouri PDMP

April 14, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
news

Missouri is the only state that hasn’t created a prescription drug monitoring program database, and a protracted political battle has kept the state from passing a law to establish one. 

The least you need to know about NAATP's ethics complaint process

April 13, 2016  |  Gary Enos
article

Following up on its announcement that it would consider dismissing violators of its ethics code from the association, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has unveiled new complaint procedures.