Behavioral health leaders are putting their heads together to create the forthcoming Addiction Treatment Provider Guidebook, which will serve as an educational tool for communities as much as a standards-setting document for program operators.
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.
Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.
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.
September 13, 2016 | Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Commercial health insurers paid treatment centers and other providers $445.7 million to treat plan members’ opioid dependence and abuse in 2015, demonstrating a 1,375% spending increase over five years.
It's going to be an especially heated debate season with high emotion among supporters on both sides. Clinton and Trump are sharply divided on a number of issues, including several that behavioral health leaders are watching.