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Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

How emotional health and physical health alarms differ

October 19, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
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The power of digital tools in emotional health should motivate and energize clinical/business leaders to validate this exciting opportunity for health improvement and business innovation.

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.

States’ shortcomings drive reincarceration rates

September 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

Oral surgeons opt for ibuprofen over opioids

August 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Professional association recommends ibuprofen as a first-line therapy and notes that simultaneous use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can rival opioids for pain.

FDA evaluating prescription opioid medications for children

August 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The agency will convene a meeting of its Pediatric Advisory Committee in September to discuss the use of hydrocodone or codeine for the treatment of cough in pediatric patients.

Classic principles drive person-centered service

August 15, 2017  |  Topher Hansen
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The philosophical focus of person-centered care not only is more likely to benefit the consumer, it is also more likely to be a positive experience for them—and as a result, your business will do well.

Safety Net Health Plans take diverse approach to opioid crisis

July 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Association for Community Affiliated Plans has released a report analyzing initiatives to combat the opioid crisis being implemented by five Safety Net Health Plans it represents.

Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Patients benefit from having voice in treatment planning

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Engaging clients in dialogue during treatment planning and implementation can improve the odds of better outcomes, Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at Clarity Way Inc., told attendees of the Summit for Clinical Excellence event Monday in...

Christian addiction treatment center opens in Atlanta

June 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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RiverMend Health has announced the opening of Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center, a treatment facility that incorporates Christian principles into treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

CleanSlate portfolio grows with demand for MAT

June 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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CleanSlate's growth is driven by an emerging demand for medication-assisted treatment services as well as market opportunity. With backing from growth-equity fund Apple Tree Partners, the organization is primarily expanding through new center openings.

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