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Report: 8 states friendly for telemental health

August 2, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

The American Telemedicine Association report card helps decision-makers assess which states are supportive of new telehealth services and which ones have failed to remove roadblocks.

How to minimize the impact of staffing shortages

June 22, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer

As service demand increases, experts note that the behavioral health specialty must expand its workforce by at least 20,000 over the next two years.

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.

Pennsylvania speeds up licensing process

July 16, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Seventeen new drug and alcohol facilities received licenses with an average of 15 business days to complete. Previously, it would have taken six months or longer.

Addiction treatment centers missing out on ACA’s potential

May 11, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Addiction treatment providers stand to gain from the Affordable Care Act, but their state agencies aren't totally in synch with the potential opportunities.

Life coaches can enhance therapy

May 5, 2015  |  H. Steven Moffic, MD

 Life coaching provides something like our traditional supportive psychotherapy to help people develop their skills and talents. How can we leverage that?

NatCon 15: Merge to be better, not bigger

April 22, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Too often a merger is about getting bigger, but in the case of Crider and Pathways, it was about a larger entity gaining resources to create a Center of Excellence.

Medicare paid OB/GYNs for doing your job

July 16, 2014  |  Julie Miller

Why would Medicare pay physicians who have no specific training to counsel and diagnose seniors? These folks might be taking cash out of your pocket.

Rogers to host pediatric OCD training for mental health professionals

September 12, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is launching its first-ever Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) this weekend. It will be hosted by Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI.

For far-flung students, virtual studies = real degrees

May 21, 2012  | 

For the first time, 130 “virtual” Masters of Social Work (MSW) students graduated alongside traditional MSW students from USC School of Social Work. One Ohio-based student offers his thoughts on the program.

AMHCA launches diplomate and clinical mental health specialist designation

March 21, 2012  |  News release

The American Mental Health Counselors Association has announced that online applications are now being accepted from counselors who wish to qualify for the AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist.

e-Prescribing for physicians doesn't have to be difficult

October 31, 2011  |  Harrison White, LCSW, CPHIT, CPEHR

Electronic prescribing, also known as e-Prescribing, is a software application that enables prescribers (usually physicians) to complete, transmit, and store prescriptions electronically.


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