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Add value to your bottom line

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

From documenting the quality to making treatment accessible, providers explore ways to bolster their value proposition

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.

RCA launches treatment programs for young adults

January 26, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The fast-paced programs will be available at two RCA inpatient facilities this month, with a rollout to other RCA locations throughout 2018.

A reflection on mental health and mental illness: Which one should lead the way?

January 9, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Discard the messaging about mental illness. We don’t really know what we are talking about if the assumption about illness is that we know biological causes. We should go in another direction. Mental health should be more highly valued.

County pushes toward elusive goal of treatment on demand

January 2, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
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King County, Wash., is offering addiction and mental health providers financial incentives for building systems to offer rapid access to care. The target is zero to one days, and the goal is to have 85% of patients covered in that range.

Ethics hearing an eye-opener for House committee

December 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health experts offered critical details to congressional leaders about the ethical and legal concerns that have emerged in the addiction treatment industry.

Cost analysis backs immediate access to agonist drugs for opioid dependence

November 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A cost-effectiveness analysis using California data makes a strong case for significant public investment in methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

Massachusetts governor unveils $110 million opioid bill

November 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has introduced legislation designed to improve addiction treatment standards and allow doctors to commit unwilling patients to 72 hours in a treatment facility.

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
Perspectives

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
article

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
article

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.

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