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Health plan offers financial incentives for MAT training

May 23, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

Workforce funds aim to cover clinician training and loan forgiveness

March 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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New training grants and a loan repayment program seem to signal that Washington is at last acknowledging the workforce shortage among addiction treatment providers.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

Workforce Survey 2018

February 20, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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BHE recently surveyed its audience on today's workforce issues, and respondents clearly sense there’s an inadequate supply of clinical employees. In fact, almost half have abandoned expansion plans because of concerns about finding enough staff.

Why your sexual harassment training isn’t nearly enough

January 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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When I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that men/boys come to understand the impact sexual harassment has.

IABHC convenes experts to discuss growing stimulant issues

January 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The opioid crisis is making headlines, but stimulants are emerging as a significant concern. Now, the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare is launching the National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit to engage stakeholders across the...

Cardinal Health announces four-part opioid initiative

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The drug distributor will help four states by purchasing naloxone for law enforcement, increasing support for take back programs and prevention efforts, and partnering with Brown University to share relevant medical school curricula.

Beacon signs on as Project ECHO educational hub

September 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Beacon Health Options will help train community clinicians on the use of medication-assisted treatment with educational hubs through the Project ECHO mentoring initiative.

Hazelden Betty Ford launches knowledge-sharing network

August 15, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Patient Care Network will give member providers access to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s professional learning resources and expertise.

What will stop patient brokering?

May 26, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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We know catching the bad guy is too little too late—the patient has already been hurt by then. Maybe the real investment should be in educating the public with an unprecedented campaign.

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

Linda's List 2017

February 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, says while she herself tends to be optimistic, this is clearly a year to be more cautious for a number of reasons.

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