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RCA partners with group psychiatric practice in Massachusetts

August 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller
article

The Recovery Centers of America Danvers location has begun delivering psychiatric services to its patients through a partnership with Square Medical Group, which includes a staff of 10 providers. 

Industry won’t wait for Congress to conquer fraud

August 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller
article

Recent efforts indicate that the addiction treatment industry is looking to self-regulate rather than wait for legislation to catch up.

Ridesharing removes major barrier to attendance in Cleveland IOP

August 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Leaders at Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Medical Center are using Uber to reduce no-shows in intensive outpatient treatment.

Building a safety container in compliance work to support ethics

August 14, 2018  |  Maeve O'Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF
Perspectives

When staff feel safe and supported to speak up, we will get better results.

Rosecrance plans recovery center in central Illinois

August 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Scheduled to open in December, the center will provide treatment and integrated services for young adults and adults.

Next steps on the depression-opioid problem

August 13, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Likely, the connection between depression and opioid use is so obvious that no one acts upon it or even talks about it. Yet, the consequences frequently are quite deadly. The issue: The failure to link depression treatment with opioid treatment.

Facebook to require treatment centers to obtain certification from monitoring firm

August 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Facebook on Thursday announced that, effective immediately, treatment centers will be required to obtain certification through the online monitoring firm LegitScript in order to advertise on the social media platform.

An urgent call to mental health caregivers to help treat climate concerns

August 9, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Psychiatrists, and other mental health disciplines, have an ethical principle to address social issues which adversely affect public health and mental health. 

Federal lab works on database to identify fentanyl analogs

August 8, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
article

A pilot project is seeking to facilitate earlier identification of compounds related to the deadly fentanyl.

Consider protections for specific patient populations in designs

August 7, 2018  |  Joanne Sammer
article

Federal, state and local regulations, as well as organizations' own standards make patient safety a priority, but design doesn't have to be hampered to meet requirements.

Blogs

Next steps on the depression-opioid problem

August 13, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Likely, the connection between depression and opioid use is so obvious that no one acts upon it or even talks about it. Yet, the consequences frequently are quite deadly. The issue: The failure to link depression treatment with opioid treatment.

An urgent call to mental health caregivers to help treat climate concerns

August 9, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

Psychiatrists, and other mental health disciplines, have an ethical principle to address social issues which adversely affect public health and mental health. 

Single-payer and single-measure – but not single-price – a winning combo

July 27, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

If we are to enjoy the benefits of a single-payer system without falling into the trap of a single-price system, we also must develop a single-measure system.

Celebrating a decade of the Parity Act

July 9, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

October will mark the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The road to its implementation has been rocky, but ultimately worthwhile.