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Industry won’t wait for Congress to conquer fraud

August 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller
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Recent efforts indicate that the addiction treatment industry is looking to self-regulate rather than wait for legislation to catch up.

Facebook to require treatment centers to obtain certification from monitoring firm

August 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Facebook on Thursday announced that, effective immediately, treatment centers will be required to obtain certification through the online monitoring firm LegitScript in order to advertise on the social media platform.

House seeks intimate details from call centers about business practices

May 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to the executives of eight call center organizations, asking more than two dozen questions about referrals, payment structure, disclosures, paid ads and more.

Google institutes treatment center background checks

April 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A new certification process for online advertising will require treatment centers to reveal their facility locations, clinical competencies, website ownership and more.

NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

January 10, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.

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.

A clearer NAATP ethics code may shut some members out of organization

December 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) appears poised to make 2018 a signature year for weeding out unethical business conduct.

Executives mixed on opioid commission report

November 2, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The report's calls for parity compliance regulations and training requirements are lauded, but a lack of additional funding disappoints.

IMD changes trump emergency declaration

October 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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In addition to declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a policy to expedite the waiver process for states requesting an IMD exclusion workaround.

Industry input led to Google decision to halt ads for addiction treatment

September 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Google has temporarily stopped selling certain types of advertisements related to addiction treatment. And it’s clear that the search engine giant made the move based on input from treatment industry insiders.

State investigation of RCA prompts industry caution

August 31, 2017  |  Julie Miller and Gary Enos, Editors
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As a whole, the treatment community remains concerned about the public perception of addiction treatment centers.

NAATP guide will put ethical practices in writing

August 4, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

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