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New opioid use measure added to health plan data set

July 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
news

A measure that is being added to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) will evaluate health plan members' risk of continued opioid use.

Rosecrance earns Aetna Institute of Quality designation

June 12, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The private, not-for-profit provider has been added to the insurer’s directory of behavioral health organizations that meet standards for care and commitment to continuous improvement.  

Why is compliance the heart of any behavioral health organization?

May 31, 2018  |  Maeve O’Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF
Perspectives

The lessons I have learned in my compliance leadership position have continued to reinforce the idea that as behavioral health professionals, we could all benefit from a heart-focused compliance and ethics program.

10 questions treatment centers should be able to answer for patients

April 30, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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NJ Connect for Recovery, a New Jersey-based help line, has developed a list of questions that individuals and loved ones seeking treatment should first ask providers.

Research pinpoints areas with serious provider shortage to combat opioid crisis

March 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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An analysis comparing buprenorphine provider capacity and opioid overdose deaths identifies significant provider shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

AAC outcomes study confirms industry efficacy

February 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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American Addiction Centers hopes to change perceptions about treatment efficacy across the field with the release of its first patient outcomes study.

Add value to your bottom line

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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From documenting the quality to making treatment accessible, providers explore ways to bolster their value proposition

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.

How to determine your cost per acquisition and why it matters to rehab marketers

October 16, 2017  |  Gerald Ong
Perspectives

Measuring lead generation is a necessary—and often a forgotten—step in evaluating the rate at which individuals reach your rehab facility through its digital marketing materials.

D.C. fares worst in drug-related issues

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Personal-finance website WalletHub distilled 15 different measures into state rankings and found the District of Columbia has the highest prevalence of drug-related issues.

Shatterproof launches SUD treatment task force

April 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Not-for-profit advocacy group Shatterproof, led by CEO Gary Mendell, has created the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Task Force with the hope of putting an influential surgeon general’s report into action.

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.

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