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Remaking behavioral healthcare

June 1, 2010  |  Brian Albright

With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, behavioral healthcare will undergo revolutionary changes in the next five to ten years

End remaining discrimination

June 1, 2010  |  Mark Covall

The fight for equality-what many have called the civil rights fight for our field-is now coming to fruition. Parity in insurance coverage for mental

Improving the revenue cycle process

June 1, 2010  |  Nathan F. Moore, MPA

How AdCare Hospital used document imaging to make non-clinicial information available ans speed up its revenue cycle

Too many meds, too little testing

May 20, 2010  |  Jerrold Pollak, PhD, ABPP, ABN

The number of children/adolescents diagnosed with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders has risen dramatically since the mid-1990s. This

ABHW: "Surprise and disappointment" at parity regs

March 24, 2010  |  Dennis Grantham, Senior Editor

Managed behavioral health organizations (MBHOs), which provide benefits to nearly 150 million Americans, decry mental health and addiction treatment parity regulations.

Old game, new rules

March 1, 2010  |  Patrick Gauthier, Charles G. Ray, and Kathryn Alexandrei

As a fundamental health insurance reform, The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 has far-reaching effects and

The true price of parity

February 18, 2010  |  Lindsay Barba, Associate Editor

William Moyers, survivor and advocate, weighs in on the real-life costs and benefits of equal access to treatment

Measuring Hypotheticals: "Agent Starling, do you think you can dissect me with this blunt little tool?"

February 2, 2010  |  Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D.

Everyone agrees that outcome measures in behavioral healthcare are desirable, long overdue, and ultimately the only way to produce the evidence that validates Evidence Based Practices.

Not whether, but when

February 1, 2010  |  Dennis G. Grantham, Senior Editor

Healthcare reform is coming

Beware parity's "fine print"

January 14, 2010  |  Stephen A. Odom, MS, MFT, Southern California Recovery Consulting

While advocates are relieved that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 is in place, history shows that insurance companies and businesses have reacted to parity efforts over the past 30 years.

Hyde: "We've got to think differently about funding"

January 5, 2010  |  Dennis Grantham, Senior Editor

Pamela Hyde was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2009 as Administrator of the Substance Abuse and

Parity rules: Worth the wait?

January 1, 2010  |  Brian Albright

Delayed release of parity implementation rules keeps everyone guessing


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