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Insurers not providing sufficient evidence of parity act compliance

June 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A recently analysis finds insurers are not providing consumers or state regulators with adequate documentation about their plans’ mental health and addiction treatment benefits.

Need for buprenorphine demonstrated in Medicaid data

June 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A new brief from the Urban Institute shows that Medicaid programs nationwide have seen increases in buprenorphine prescriptions since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, but trends are higher in expansion states.

AAC in union talks at New Jersey center

May 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Union employees of Sunrise House in New Jersey are in talks with corporate leaders after the facility was closed last week and patients were transferred elsewhere.

What will stop patient brokering?

May 26, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

We know catching the bad guy is too little too late—the patient has already been hurt by then. Maybe the real investment should be in educating the public with an unprecedented campaign.

How effective are PDMPs?

May 24, 2017  |  Brian Albright
article

The databases have had clear impact on overprescribing but measuring their impact on overdoses is tricky.

TCEM: 5 things to know about fraud investigations

May 19, 2017  |  BHE Staff
article

Attorney Anelia Shaheed recently spoke at the Treatment Center Executive & Marketing Retreat, highlighting critical information for every marketer and treatment center leader.

Florida law will crack down on patient brokering

May 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos
article

Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill into law that will prohibit providers and recovery residence operators from engaging in deceptive marketing tactics.

Idaho to allow psychologists to prescribe medications

April 11, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Idaho has become the fifth U.S. state to pass legislation allowing clinical psychologists to prescribe medications for the treatment of mental health disorders.

NAATP considers marijuana in policy statement

March 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.

The least you need to know about buprenorphine and PDMPs

March 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

In the fragmented healthcare system, prescription drug monitoring programs might be valuable in avoiding opioid prescription fills for buprenorphine patients.

Sovereign Health adds telehealth option

February 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

Sovereign settles NIMBY suit in Florida

February 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The city of Fort Myers, Fla., has reached a settlement in an ongoing NIMBY battle with Sovereign Health, agreeing to pay the organization $149,000.

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