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RCA expands insurance coverage deal with Aetna

September 10, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Aetna customers will now have in-network coverage for substance use disorder treatment at all Recovery Centers of America facilities.

NCAD: Executives drive home value of data and ethics

August 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The role of useful data, the reputation of the addiction treatment industry, and patient-centered integrated care were hot topics Tuesday at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders.

NCAD: Payer audits, crisis communications highlight executive sessions

August 20, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Presenters weigh in on the importance of controlling your organizational narrative in times of crisis, how to avoid payer audits, technology considerations and sober home standards.

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.

ASAM designs MAT payment model

April 24, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment alternative payment model would desegregate payments for medical, psychological and social support services for OUD treatment.

RCA opens 140-bed center in Maryland

March 20, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Recovery Centers of America has opened a large inpatient, outpatient and detox facility in Maryland, which has a capacity of about 2,500 patients per year, generating approximately $40 million in annual revenue.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

Consider the value of equine therapy

February 15, 2018  |  Brian Albright
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Equine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of boarding their own horses.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

Reimbursement to patients sidesteps providers

January 30, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
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The practice of sending insurance reimbursement for services directly to a patient, rather than the provider, significantly impairs a provider’s ability to collect the payment and ultimately could create access issues.

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.

County pushes toward elusive goal of treatment on demand

January 2, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
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King County, Wash., is offering addiction and mental health providers financial incentives for building systems to offer rapid access to care. The target is zero to one days, and the goal is to have 85% of patients covered in that range.

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