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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.

Improving Documentation & Streamlining Patient Responsibility Collection

March 9, 2017  |  William McCormick, CEO
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During the Behavioral Healthcare Executive Panel Series in Nashville, Tennessee, Medivance Billing Service Founder and President, Neisha Zaffuto expressed the importance of maintaining proper and thorough clinical documentation and developing a strategy to...

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.

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.

Sovereign Health adds telehealth option

February 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

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.

How to manage bad debt

February 14, 2017  |  Brian Albright
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With more patients covered under high-deductible plans or Medicaid managed care plans, the new payer mix has shifted more of the burden for payment onto the patient and collection onto the provider.

Christie aims to nix prior authorization for opioid treatment

February 2, 2017  |  Joanne Sammer
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Legislation advances that would mandate 180 days of inpatient and outpatient substance-abuse treatment without prior authorization.

Opioid crisis brings paradigm shift

January 30, 2017  |  Joanne Sammer
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New approaches to reimbursement for opioid addiction treatment might include measures of evidence-based care protocols as well as patient outcomes.

Anthem easing access to MAT and counseling services

January 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Anthem has announced changes that will double the number of members who receive behavioral health services as part of their medication-assisted treatment. The insurer has also dropped its preauthorization requirement.

Rennova Health Selects Medivance Billing Service as Revenue Cycle Management Partner

January 19, 2017  |  William McCormick, CEO
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Rennova Health, Inc. a vertically integrated provider of industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers, announced today that it has entered into an billing service agreement with Medivance Billing Service.

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It's 2017…How ethical is your treatment center marketing?

January 6, 2017  |  William McCormick, CEO
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During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Dreamscape Marketing CEO, Dan Gemp, provided some insight into one of the biggest ethical issues with treatment center marketing

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