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Sovereign: Federal agents acted in interest of insurance giants during ‘ridiculous’ raid

June 16, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health believes that federal agents were “acting in the interests of privately-held insurance giants," calling Tuesday's raid "Mickey Mouse" and "ridiculous."

TCEM: 5 things to know about fraud investigations

May 19, 2017  |  BHE Staff
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Attorney Anelia Shaheed recently spoke at the Treatment Center Executive & Marketing Retreat, highlighting critical information for every marketer and treatment center leader.

TCEM: Proving value will be the challenge for the future

May 18, 2017  |  BHE Staff
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At the Treatment Center Executive and Marketing Retreat, CEO Doug Tieman recommended that today’s treatment centers begin by prioritizing their revenue path and expansion strategies.

The in-network advantage

May 12, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Peter Schorr, CEO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, sees the benefits of going in-network

Florida responds to urgent opioid crisis

May 11, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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There’s a mounting body of evidence describing the upward trend of the opioid crisis in Florida. Miami alone saw a staggering rise in services delivered related to opioid diagnoses.

Cigna reduces opioid prescribing by 12%

April 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Insurance giant Cigna recently reported that use of prescribed opioids has declined 12% among its member population in the past year, almost halfway along its previously announced goal to reduce opioid use by 25% over three years.

Fixing the psychiatrist shortage requires multifaceted solution

March 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s ironic that as demand grows for psychiatry services, the supply of providers is at a critical low, according to a new report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Solutions include enhanced reimbursement and more use of telehealth.

Behavioral health benefits shift with GOP plan

March 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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While Congress considers the American Health Care Act, many treatment center executives are wondering how the proposed legislation will ultimately affect their patients.

Simple Recovery sees in-network status as sustainability strategy

March 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The national conversation about addiction is changing, and as more people seek treatment, managed care organizations will likely give providers a closer look—especially the out-of-network providers that are submitting high-priced claims.

Network adequacy echoes parity laws

March 6, 2017  |  Jill Sederstrom
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One of the reasons for network inadequacy is that many mental health providers feel the reimbursement rates being offered by insurers are too low, and they’d rather not accept insurance.

Ethics Survey: Behavioral health leaders examine industry conduct

March 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s difficult to quantify the prevalence of unethical practices in behavioral health, but most agree it's more a case of criminal enterprise than treatment centers gone bad. See the survey results with expert analysis.

Facing pressure, insurance plans loosen rules for covering addiction treatment

February 23, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Aetna will stop requiring prior authorization for prescribing medications to treat opioid addiction, following similar moves from Anthem and Cigna.

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