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Low clinician pay leaves rural areas underserved

April 25, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Mental health professionals in rural northeast Indiana say their region has a shortage of qualified clinicians because of low wages and limited opportunities for professional growth.

GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.  

ASAM designs MAT payment model

April 24, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment alternative payment model would desegregate payments for medical, psychological and social support services for OUD treatment.

The least you need to know about the Senate HELP committee opioid bill

April 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

Patient-centered doesn’t mean the customer is always right

April 23, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

When it comes to objective measurements on whether providers are delivering what patients want, experts say assessment surveys might ask about whether patients believe they are in a better place.

New Google policy aims for slow rollout

April 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The new Google AdWords policy requires a 12-measure certification process for advertisers, and officials say some of the finer details will emerge as the standards are put into everyday practice.

Seize the golden moment of opportunity

April 18, 2018  |  Deni Carise, PhD
Perspectives

Providers must seize the opportunity in the precise moment individuals with SUD or addiction are willing to get treatment.

National Council announces criminal justice collaborative

April 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Three behavioral healthcare providers will team with county jails to offer services to individuals leaving incarceration in a move designed to reduce recidivism and improve health outcomes.

Google institutes treatment center background checks

April 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A new certification process for online advertising will require treatment centers to reveal their facility locations, clinical competencies, website ownership and more.

Center For Discovery acquires Cliffside Malibu

April 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Center For Discovery and Cliffside Malibu are merging to form the newly created parent company, Discovery Behavioral Health, under private equity firm Webster Capital.

Blogs

The least you need to know about the Senate HELP committee opioid bill

April 24, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

The rural conundrum turns critical

April 13, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Rural communities are approaching a perfect storm with a major farm crisis looming and an aging population. Opioid and other drug problems also continue to escalate, and many rural communities face frequent and tragic overdose deaths.

Address the emerging SMI and opioid crisis

April 2, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

A new, more complex health problem is emerging for persons who have serious mental illness in that a large and growing proportion of these individuals also use or are dependent upon opioids.

Appreciate clinical staff on National Doctors’ Day

March 23, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

In this era of increasing burnout among psychiatrists, psychologists and other behavioral health providers, we must think of ways to improve the system of care to enhance wellness for all.