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RCA opens Boston center

January 24, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Recovery Centers of America has opened its Boston Center for Addiction Treatment residential campus that will employ up to 300 professionals.

Why small operators are nervous

January 20, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Market disrupters can be cause for alarm or catalysts for fundamental change. You decide.

Non-compete contracts protect your future

January 18, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Non-compete agreements are an effective tool for protecting sensitive information when a key employee leaves the organization, according to Peter A. Steinmeyer of Epstein Becker Green. 

Drug distributor settles monitoring dispute

January 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

McKesson Corporation finalized a $150 million settlement to resolve claims that the company did not adequately monitor and report suspicious orders for controlled substances.

Acadia names chief medical advisor for Recovery Division

January 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Michael V. Genovese, MD, JD, who served as chief medical officer at Sierra Tucson since 2014, has been promoted to chief medical advisor for parent company Acadia Healthcare’s Recovery Division.

Affiliations strengthen not-for-profits

January 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The changing behavioral health market might leave small, not-for-profit operators wondering how they can possibly compete. Experts suggest a new affiliation model.

Elements brings three programs under The Ranch name

January 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Elements Behavioral Health has renamed COPAC as The Ranch Mississippi (at COPAC), and Brightwater Landing as The Ranch Pennsylvania (at Brightwater Landing).

What will Medicaid reform say about our society?

January 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Members of the new Congress and administration have expressed a strong desire to “reform” Medicaid, although specifics are quite scarce. An effort will be made to change Medicaid to some type of fixed federal payment.

Electronic transactions could save healthcare industry $9.4 billion

January 12, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Adopting electronic business transactions to replace manual transactions could save the healthcare industry $9.4 billion, according to data released Thursday.

Good people don’t smoke marijuana

January 12, 2017  |  Andrew Kessler
Perspectives

Do we have a war on weed? We have made progress convincing policymakers that morality has little to do with substance use disorders, yet, our future attorney general does not appear to share this belief.

Providers remain concerned about ACA repeal

January 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

County behavioral health service providers are especially uneasy about a wholesale repeal of ACA and what the near future might bring without a practical transition plan.

CleanSlate opens fourth center in Indiana

January 5, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

CleanSlate Centers has opened an outpatient treatment facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., its fourth location in the state to treat opioid and alcohol addiction.