Medicare and Medicaid programs have been rejecting claims for certain diagnoses. It seems the common thread for these rejections is the utilization of certain unspecified diagnoses that are obtained directly out of the DSM-5 purple book.
During this episode of Behavioral Health Today, Lakesha Bennett speaks with Joint Commission's executive director, Tracy Collander to learn more about how the Joint Commission is providing thought leadership on the accreditation process to treatment...
Experts at NatCon 2016 said symptom severity measurements can fine-tune individual treatment, act as a linkage throughout a patient’s entire treatment plan into recovery, and provide important patient data.
Speaking at NatCon 2016 during the conference kickoff, Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, pointed out some telling comparisons between the perspectives of today and those of 2006.
Federal health leaders say Medicare has already met its goal with 30% of payments now tied to value-based models. Meanwhile, commercial insurers, health systems, employers and organizations have kept a similar pace.
Here's a roundup of 2015 earnings reports for Acadia, American Addiction Centers and Universal Health Services. Acquisitions and new growth after a potential change to the IMD exclusion were key issues.
February 22, 2016 | Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor
In a move that expands on its initial vision, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) will officially enter the addiction treatment market on March 1 when New Jersey-based Lighthouse becomes Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse.