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IMD changes trump emergency declaration

October 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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In addition to declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a policy to expedite the waiver process for states requesting an IMD exclusion workaround.

Beacon signs on as Project ECHO educational hub

September 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Beacon Health Options will help train community clinicians on the use of medication-assisted treatment with educational hubs through the Project ECHO mentoring initiative.

Healthcare organizations open helplines for those impacted by Harvey

August 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Counseling and referrals to other resources are among the free services being provided by phone to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Interjurisdictional telebehavioral practice is on the horizon

June 14, 2017  |  Marlene Maheu
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Healthcare providers across behavioral and related disciplines have long seen licensure as a barrier to telehealth growth. Practitioners are seeking to not only develop their specialty niche but to make themselves available to more patients.

How reversing net neutrality might affect your business

June 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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One of the largest referral sources for addiction treatment centers is the internet, and that channel could see some changes this year. It’s surprising that more healthcare leaders haven’t weighed in on net neutrality.

NatCon17: Behavioral health can get boost from tech

April 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Tom Insel, the former NIMH director and current director of clinical neuroscience at Alphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Services, says a technology revolution could change the landscape of behavioral healthcare.

Fixing the psychiatrist shortage requires multifaceted solution

March 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s ironic that as demand grows for psychiatry services, the supply of providers is at a critical low, according to a new report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Solutions include enhanced reimbursement and more use of telehealth.

Sovereign Health adds telehealth option

February 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

‘Psychotherapy’ apps: Be mindful of usability, clinical orientation

December 7, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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Before implementing the use of mobile apps, caregivers should ensure the software is properly designed and appropriate for the type of treatment being delivered.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

Safe Harbor leverages telepsychiatry

October 12, 2016  |  Jonathan Evans
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With a knowledge base gleaned from operating not-for-profit community mental health centers, Safe Harbor formed a for-profit telepsychiatry business.

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