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New standards aim to improve housing-first models

April 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos

The Joint Commission recently issued a report that offers an overview of accreditation standards for housing support services programs, applying to providers that use a “housing first” model.

Simple Recovery sees in-network status as sustainability strategy

March 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The national conversation about addiction is changing, and as more people seek treatment, managed care organizations will likely give providers a closer look—especially the out-of-network providers that are submitting high-priced claims.

Ethics Survey: Behavioral health leaders examine industry conduct

March 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

It’s difficult to quantify the prevalence of unethical practices in behavioral health, but most agree it's more a case of criminal enterprise than treatment centers gone bad. See the survey results with expert analysis.

10 steps to prepare for accreditation

November 23, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

Treatment centers can follow these 10 steps to prepare for experience of the accreditation process.

Integration among the trends in accreditation

November 23, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

As behavioral health providers enhance their services and expand their capabilities, standards for accreditation will also expand, the experts say.

Sovereign puts spotlight on NIMBY

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Sovereign Health has created an online article series that aims to shed light on the perceptions and realities surrounding “not in my back yard” (NIMBY) issues.

Georgia caps the number of opioid treatment clinics

June 20, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Georgia has put a one-year moratorium on issuing licenses to OTPs, citing the need to need to manage, and govern and regulate the programs.

Betty Ford adds in-network options

April 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Betty Ford West Los Angeles outpatient center now has in-network status among 14 managed care health plans, a move meant to increase access to services for those who use insurance benefits.

4 ways to make money in behavioral health

December 16, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Behavioral health organizations are capitalizing on new and better ways to increase revenue and realize strategic goals. A panel of experts provided insight on today’s opportunities in the industry at the Treatment Center Investment & Valuation Retreat ...

Policy guide outlines addiction roadmap

December 3, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

CASAColumbia's newly released report calls for improved provider quality, use of evidence-based treatment, improved access to medication-assisted treatment and expanded diversion programs.

Payers open to 5 year treatment plan

November 2, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Payers want to know who the best addiction treatment providers are and how to get the best return. The Independent Coalition of Treatment Providers aims to answer those questions.

Centers donate scholarships, one bed at a time

October 21, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

10,000 Beds is a not-for-profit organization that gathers donated scholarships from treatment centers and matches them to individuals in need--one bed at a time.


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