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How to monitor prescription drugs

Brian Albright

Mandated or not, use of monitoring programs can curtail doctor shopping, which is why pressure has mounted on Missouri to establish a program.

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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...

Valley Hope names new CEO

July 2, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Pat George is replacing long-time CEO Ken Gregoire, who retired on July 1, after 38 years of service to Valley Hope in various roles.

Uptick in employee drug use signals greater tolerance

July 1, 2015     Julia Brown

While drug testing strategies are all over the map, there’s not any one organization that is doing it just right. Experts say it’s important for organizations to design a plan and stick to it.

NAMI calls for Huckabee apology

June 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Talking about the recent Supreme Court rulings, Huckabee commented on a radio show that Justice John Roberts "needs medication for schizophrenia."

New player Convalo wants sober to be sexy

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With three acquisitions so far, Convalo Health International projects to see $50 million in revenue by the end of 2015.

The Supreme Court has decided in favor of the American people

June 25, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD

This Court decision is a great victory for social justice. It is essential that the poor and near poor have access to health coverage. Such coverage, with sliding subsidies, has been made available through ACA.

BREAKING: The least you need to know about the Supreme Court ruling

June 25, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Nothing has changed. If you accept Medicaid payment or commercial insurance at your treatment center, all is status quo.

Private equity gains ownership of Sunspire

June 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Private equity firm Kohlberg & Company has acquired majority ownership of Sunspire Health, which has six residential treatment facilities and three new locations planned for this year.

Things you never expected from ACA

June 22, 2015     Jill Sederstrom

Behavioral providers are often left with questions as they try to navigate a new world of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act.

BREAKING: Virginia Medicaid abandons DSM-5

June 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

DSM-5 has been controversial. Most behavioral providers are accustomed to using it, but the industry continues to argue over whether it's the right tool.  

Millikin named director of The Ranch

June 18, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Marshall Millikin has been named executive director of The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee, an Elements Behavioral Health property.

Don’t wait for the market to make decisions for you

June 18, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Even though fundamental change can be overwhelming, don’t wait for the market to force you into a decision. Now is the time to get out ahead of new opportunities.