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NatCon16: Improve outcomes with symptom severity measurements

March 8, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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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.

NatCon16: A decade makes a difference

March 7, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

Value-based models gain traction

March 4, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

Medivance Educational Video Series: Volume 37

February 26, 2016  |  William McCormick, CEO
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ELIMINATING OUT OF NETWORK PROVIDERS

During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Medivance Billing Service CEO, William McCormick shared his opinion on how private insurance carriers could consider eliminating out of network...

Growth trend continued in Q4 of 2015

February 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

Kennedy and Satcher unveil a 5-point plan

February 24, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and former Surgeon General David Satcher outlined a new blueprint for behavioral health delivery in America, which puts an emphasis on five strategic areas.

RCA's initial branding will occur at existing center in New Jersey

February 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor
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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.

Avoid these 6 financial mistakes in the era of accountable care

February 15, 2016  |  Brian Albright
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Cost management and quality outcomes will be critical for treatment centers that hope to stay in the black under new value-based reimbursement arrangements.

MEDIVANCE EDUCATIONAL VIDEO SERIES: VOLUME 34

February 10, 2016  |  William McCormick, CEO
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SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE ETHICS AMONG PROVIDERS

During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Medivance Billing CEO, William McCormick along with renown behavioral healthcare advocates Dr. Andrea Barthwell and Dr. Dianne Henderson...

The pros and cons of in-network contracts

February 9, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
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While becoming an in-network provider is largely a financial decision, for many, it has become a marketing issue as well. Some wonder whether increased insurance coverage for American consumers will force the hand of providers who have long relied on self-...

Health Net looking for fraud among treatment centers

January 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In a particularly aggressive move, insurer Health Net is investigating several residential and outpatient treatment centers for alleged fraud in California, asking for documentation to prove certain practices were above board.

What Works: Partnerships serve rural populations

January 25, 2016  |  Brian Albright
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Centene's grant program has identified innovative solutions in which rural stakeholders have been able to collaborate and pool their resources for greater reach.

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