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AAC outcomes study confirms industry efficacy

February 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

American Addiction Centers hopes to change perceptions about treatment efficacy across the field with the release of its first patient outcomes study.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

Workforce Survey 2018

February 20, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

BHE recently surveyed its audience on today's workforce issues, and respondents clearly sense there’s an inadequate supply of clinical employees. In fact, almost half have abandoned expansion plans because of concerns about finding enough staff.

Summit BHC acquires Cottonwood Tucson

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Summit BHC announced its acquisition of Cottonwood Tucson, which adds 65 beds to the Summit portfolio and represents the organization’s second location in Arizona.

Why your sexual harassment training isn’t nearly enough

January 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

When I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that men/boys come to understand the impact sexual harassment has.

Reimbursement to patients sidesteps providers

January 30, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom

The practice of sending insurance reimbursement for services directly to a patient, rather than the provider, significantly impairs a provider’s ability to collect the payment and ultimately could create access issues.

Seaside expands in N.C. with Turning Point deal

January 30, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Seaside Healthcare has acquired Turning Point Family Services, adding another four locations to its operations in North Carolina.

Pharos Capital buys autism provider

January 26, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Pharos Capital Group, LLC announced its acquisition of Behavior Care Specialists, an autism treatment service provider based in Sioux Falls, S.D. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Clare and Matrix merge in California

January 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The CLARE Foundation and the Matrix Institute on Addictions have voted to merge into a new not-for-profit entity. Services include detox, residential and outpatient care, medication assisted treatment and sober living.

Composite index tracks behavioral health market

January 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Merger and acquisition firm Mertz Taggart has launched a new Behavioral Health Composite index that will demonstrate the sector’s market performance and track trends over time.

New Directions acquires integrated healthcare management firm

January 16, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The deal will expand New Directions’ footprint to include 675 employees in nine states working with a network of more than 20,000 providers.

NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

January 10, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.


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