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Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug
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Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

What Works: Behavioral health integrated into primary care practices

July 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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By integrating specialists into its primary care practices, Christiana Care Health System patients gain access to behavioral healthcare on the same day as their visit to their primary care physician.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Steven S. Sharfstein, MD

July 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Steven S. Sharfstein, MD, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, has advocated for new clinical-care models as well as big-picture policy issues.

How CARA might help your bottom line

July 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Experts have highlighted two key points in CARA that have the potential to impact a treatment center’s bottom line: midlevel buprenorphine prescribers and new grant money.

Congress signs off on CARA: What they’re saying

July 15, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Following the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) by Congress, legislators and behavioral healthcare officials are now shifting their focus toward funding for the bill’s robust measures.

BREAKING: CARA moves to president’s desk

July 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The president is expected to sign the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) quickly.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
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Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

Integrity Inc., Willow Tree Center announce merger in New Jersey

July 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The Willow Tree Center in Morris Plains, N.J., will provide addiction treatment and recovery services as a member of the Integrity Inc. network.

Now is the time to close two deals

July 10, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

What is the status of pending mental health reform legislation? What is the status of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)? Our stock-taking can provide important guidance for our own next steps.

Sunspire Health opens Key Largo, Fla., treatment program

July 8, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Sunspire Health’s newest addiction treatment program provides dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as individual and group therapy sessions.

Standardized data needed to unlock IT's potential

July 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The use of EHRs in behavioral health is significantly lower than general healthcare, and developing structure and standardization will be critical for increasing the tech’s viability, according to a new report.