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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.

Rosecrance earns Aetna Institute of Quality designation

June 12, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The private, not-for-profit provider has been added to the insurer’s directory of behavioral health organizations that meet standards for care and commitment to continuous improvement.  

Why is compliance the heart of any behavioral health organization?

May 31, 2018  |  Maeve O’Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF
Perspectives

The lessons I have learned in my compliance leadership position have continued to reinforce the idea that as behavioral health professionals, we could all benefit from a heart-focused compliance and ethics program.

Health plan offers financial incentives for MAT training

May 23, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Neighborhood Health Plan is looking to recruit up to 100 prescribers of buprenorphine products in Massachusetts by offering $500 to cover training costs and $2,000 for treating patients.

Programs preach ethical, effective marketing

April 30, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Unscrupulous marketers have damaged the addiction treatment industry’s reputation, but new certification programs aim to win back the public’s trust.

Ethics hearing an eye-opener for House committee

December 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Behavioral health experts offered critical details to congressional leaders about the ethical and legal concerns that have emerged in the addiction treatment industry.

Accreditors support patient complaint processes

November 14, 2017  |  Alison Knopf
article

The four accrediting organizations in the behavioral health space have a complaint process for patients/clients/consumers and staff. Most offer a toll-free number that is posted prominently in the facility.

Follow best practices in accreditation

October 24, 2017  |  Alison Knopf
article

The four accrediting bodies in behavioral healthcare have different measures, however, there are some similarities when it comes to the site visit or survey portion of the process. Here are 15 tips from the experts.

Improving treatment results with Joint Commission-mandated outcome measures

September 28, 2017  |  Joanna L. Conti
Perspectives

The Joint Commission is requiring that centers systematically collect information directly from their patients on how they are feeling, use it to inform clinical care, and aggregate the data to measure treatment effectiveness.

New standards aim to improve housing-first models

April 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos
article

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
article

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
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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.

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