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8 behavioral health trends for 2018

December 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

In looking at the big picture in overall healthcare trends for the new year, several issues come to mind for behavioral health.

7 predictions for an unpredictable new year

December 21, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier
blog

Politically, economically and legislatively, 2017 was a tumultuous year. Our predictions for the 2018 healthcare market and some practical recommendations for action are described below.

Agenda calls for action to fix mental health system

December 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

According to a report to Congress from the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, today’s fragmented system must revolutionize and begin to offer coordinated, whole-person care.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

Integrated care: a beloved platitude

November 28, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Integrated care is a slogan. It seems like a high principle, but it is really a ruse or gross exaggeration in most cases, especially when behavioral health is on the table.

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.

An argument for emotional health

August 29, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

We must say goodbye to mental health and behavioral health, replacing the terms as well as the philosophy with emotional health instead.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

Safety Net Health Plans take diverse approach to opioid crisis

July 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

How effective are PDMPs?

May 24, 2017  |  Brian Albright
article

The databases have had clear impact on overprescribing but measuring their impact on overdoses is tricky.

NAATP: Consider emerging operational issues

May 23, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

In the larger healthcare system, addiction providers have a unique position among the specialty segments. A panel of treatment center CEOs shared their insights on several emerging operational issues at the NAATP annual conference.

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