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National Council toolkit sets recovery housing standards

May 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences have collaborated on a guide to help states create recovery housing certification programs.

Be aware of the latest fraud schemes

April 27, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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As prosecutors continue to shut down exploitive sober homes and treatment center operations, new schemes are emerging that you should be aware of.

GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.  

New Google policy aims for slow rollout

April 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The new Google AdWords policy requires a 12-measure certification process for advertisers, and officials say some of the finer details will emerge as the standards are put into everyday practice.

Calif. bill targets profiteering in addiction treatment, dialysis industries

March 29, 2018  |  Kaiser Health News
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A California lawmaker is seeking to rein in addiction treatment centers and dialysis providers accused of profiteering off vulnerable patients by collecting millions of dollars in inflated medical claims.

Ohio opioid tech challenge hits second stage

March 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The worldwide technology and innovation community is invited to propose solutions for addressing substance use and addiction in the second phase of Ohio project.

 

3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for healthcare in the coming years.

N.Y. governor cracking down on patient brokering

January 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a campaign to raise awareness of patient brokering and provide a vehicle for reporting suspicious activity.

Pennsylvania needs more than public health emergency

January 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The treatment community says the governor's emergency declaration is a positive step but doesn't do enough to address long-term recovery and quality of care concerns.

Ethics hearing an eye-opener for House committee

December 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health experts offered critical details to congressional leaders about the ethical and legal concerns that have emerged in the addiction treatment industry.

Cost analysis backs immediate access to agonist drugs for opioid dependence

November 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A cost-effectiveness analysis using California data makes a strong case for significant public investment in methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

Massachusetts governor unveils $110 million opioid bill

November 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has introduced legislation designed to improve addiction treatment standards and allow doctors to commit unwilling patients to 72 hours in a treatment facility.

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