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Why values and ethics are good for business

September 25, 2017  |  Doug Tieman
Perspectives

Taking an ethical approach and putting best practices and standards in place may not always appear financially beneficial to addiction treatment organizations in the short term, but the effort will pay off by sustaining the business for the long...

Beacon signs on as Project ECHO educational hub

September 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Beacon Health Options will help train community clinicians on the use of medication-assisted treatment with educational hubs through the Project ECHO mentoring initiative.

JourneyPure builds continuum with new outpatient centers

September 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

JourneyPure is focusing on launching new outpatient centers with expectations that the organization will have 13 centers operational by the end of the year.

Longbranch Recovery Center to open in Louisiana

September 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Healthcare entrepreneur Chris McMahon is opening a 32-bed inpatient addiction treatment center in Abita Springs, La., in December, with an outpatient program slated to open at a satellite facility a month prior.

States’ shortcomings drive reincarceration rates

September 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study released by the Treatment Advocacy Center asserts that states’ inability to care for those with mental illness who have committed major crimes is driving up rearrest rates and draining public resources.

South Florida multi-service organization will close next week

September 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos
news

Leaders at Grace's Way cited financial challenges in today's announcement that the substance use treatment and recovery support organization will cease operations on Sept. 29.

Another Senate ACA bill up for yet another vote

September 19, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Critics are concerned about how the policy would shift costs to states and ultimately lead to coverage and eligibility cuts in Medicaid programs—just as they were with the previous bills.

Pharma ready to share if it helps beat the opioid crisis

September 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A public-private partnership will advance the creation of new choices for medication assisted treatment for those with opioid use disorders as well as non-addictive drugs for pain.

The opioid emergency declaration is not dead

September 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that the notorious state of emergency declaration is still in play, but remember that practical developments are on hold until federal officials complete the legwork.

Oppose the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill

September 18, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Senate Republicans are pushing for a vote on their latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month, and the effects of this latest proposal would be every bit as devastating as its shipwrecked predecessors.

Blogs

Shocked into action to defeat Graham-Cassidy

September 22, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The Avalere estimate indicates Graham-Cassidy would take $4.2 trillion out of health by 2036. Virtually all states would experience dramatic federal funding reductions due the progressive, negative impact of the Medicaid per capita caps starting in 2020 and the end of the ACA block grants in...

What if we treat drug overdoses like suicide attempts?

September 21, 2017     Patrick Gauthier

If we could take the best parts of successful civil commitment—immediate treatment, coordinated care and discharge planning—perhaps this may be another way to prevent future drug overdoses.

Oppose the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill

September 18, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Senate Republicans are pushing for a vote on their latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month, and the effects of this latest proposal would be every bit as devastating as its shipwrecked predecessors.

Watch for our nation's post-traumatic reactions

September 18, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Post-traumatic stress disorders of all kinds are likely to be common in those whose lives were directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as for us as clinicians.