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Sovereign looks for evidence of Health Net involvement in federal raids

August 16, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Sovereign Health has filed a motion with a district court to unseal federal search warrants related to the raid of several Sovereign Health locations that happened in June.

Hazelden Betty Ford launches knowledge-sharing network

August 15, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The Patient Care Network will give member providers access to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s professional learning resources and expertise.

Classic principles drive person-centered service

August 15, 2017  |  Topher Hansen
Perspectives

The philosophical focus of person-centered care not only is more likely to benefit the consumer, it is also more likely to be a positive experience for them—and as a result, your business will do well.

University Park start-up aims for niche opportunities

August 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

For new start-up University Park Behavioral Health, a market opportunity lies in the transitional space right after detox, where thorough assessments can proactively ensure better treatment.

Task force addresses substance use and mental health disorders among lawyers

August 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being has published a report with recommendations for legal professionals to reduce chronic stress, depression and substance use.

FACT FILE: OIG flags opioid misuse, questionable prescribing in Medicare Part D

August 10, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

A study of Medicare Part D data from 2016 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General identifies cases of extreme use of opioids, questionable prescribing and doctor shopping by beneficiaries.

Missouri sets up PDMP at last—but with caveats

August 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Missouri is positioned to launch a statewide prescription drug monitoring program at last, but clinical professionals will not have access to patient-specific data to potentially prevent or treat addiction disorders.

SAMHSA research sheds light on prescription drug misuse

August 9, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Two recent reports issued by SAMHSA show reasons for prescription medication misuse and an increase in opioid misuse among U.S. adults over the age of 50.

Trump, HHS believe we already have what we need to address opioid crisis

August 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The Department of Health and Human Services basically told America that Trump is not planning to follow the urgent recommendation to declare a national state of emergency for the opioid crisis.

Crossroads adds Center of HOPE to its portfolio

August 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Crossroads Treatment Centers has completed its acquisition of Center of HOPE in Myrtle Beach, S.C., an opioid treatment program offering methadone and buprenorphine.

Blogs

Defeating the diseases of despair

August 10, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Although small in comparison within the overall U.S. death rate, deaths due to “diseases of despair” currently are growing, with opioid-related deaths  spiking considerably.

Trump, HHS believe we already have what we need to address opioid crisis

August 9, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Department of Health and Human Services basically told America that Trump is not planning to follow the urgent recommendation to declare a national state of emergency for the opioid crisis.

Debunk the Senate ruse

July 26, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The clock is ticking on the 20 hour Senate “debate” on healthcare reform, and nothing good will emerge from this process. Hence, the desired outcome that we must embrace is that no agreement be reached.

Race matters in psychiatry

July 25, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Though we have improved in recent decades, Black Americans still are subject to being diagnosed erroneously, and still are underserved with certain treatment modalities like psychotherapy.