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AAC outcomes study confirms industry efficacy

February 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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American Addiction Centers hopes to change perceptions about treatment efficacy across the field with the release of its first patient outcomes study.

Urgent actions needed on the opioid quandary

February 22, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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We must come to grips with the lethal opioid epidemic, not just by bringing good intentions, but through positive actions that produce life-saving results. We must be open to whatever steps actually work.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

Workforce Survey 2018

February 20, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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BHE recently surveyed its audience on today's workforce issues, and respondents clearly sense there’s an inadequate supply of clinical employees. In fact, almost half have abandoned expansion plans because of concerns about finding enough staff.

Consider the value of equine therapy

February 15, 2018  |  Brian Albright
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Equine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of boarding their own horses.

MHA report offers glimpse of state trends

February 15, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
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The MHA report notes that 18% of adults nationally have a mental health condition, and about half of them have a concurrent substance use disorder. Half of those with mental health disorders go without treatment.

The least you need to know about ARCOS

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The DEA has launched an addition to its ARCOS tool. Now, drug manufacturers and distributors will be able to view more data in order to look for potential diversion of controlled substances.

Summit BHC acquires Cottonwood Tucson

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Summit BHC announced its acquisition of Cottonwood Tucson, which adds 65 beds to the Summit portfolio and represents the organization’s second location in Arizona.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino
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The opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.

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Call to national action to respond to the Parkland tragedy

February 23, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

As leaders of behavioral health programs, we all call on our national leaders to begin with us a road to recovery from the Parkland tragedy. We grieve for the families. They also deserve our action to identify and implement solutions.

Urgent actions needed on the opioid quandary

February 22, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

We must come to grips with the lethal opioid epidemic, not just by bringing good intentions, but through positive actions that produce life-saving results. We must be open to whatever steps actually work.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

Black History Month inspires improvements in behavioral healthcare

February 20, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

February is Black History month. The history of American psychiatry and Black Americans should give us renewed inspiration to reduce disparities in behavioral healthcare.