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NCAD: Create relationships to prevent NIMBY friction

August 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Actions to restrict recovery homes are often discriminatory, but operators must be cooperative and act as allies in the community.

Missouri sets up PDMP at last—but with caveats

August 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Missouri is positioned to launch a statewide prescription drug monitoring program at last, but clinical professionals will not have access to patient-specific data to potentially prevent or treat addiction disorders.

7 interesting things about Florida’s marketing application and why it matters to everyone

July 5, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Florida's new license application for addiction-treatment marketing-service providers appears to be pretty thorough. See what you think.

How Florida is setting a precedent for ethics

June 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Florida is now setting a precedent for other states with Gov. Rick Scott signing a comprehensive bill this week that will aim to reduce unethical practices in the addiction treatment business.

Insurers not providing sufficient evidence of parity act compliance

June 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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
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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
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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.

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